There’s a good column, titled “Like Religious Freedom? Wear Ashes on Wednesday” over at Red Letter Christians about practicing freedom of religion by participating in the observance Ash Wednesday. The article by Morgan Guyton, a United Methodist pastor, ends with:
Whatever else is true, people across our nation need to see Christians wearing a sign of humility and weakness to counteract the stereotypes that we are an arrogant, powerful species of people. I pray and hope that you will join us in this simple, non-confrontational means of bearing witness.
Amen and Amen. I encourage you to read the article in its entirety.
First United Methodist Church’s Ash Wednesday services will be at 12:15 and
6:00 5:30 p.m. (Corrected) today (February 14, 2012). If you can’t make it in person you can watch it live at: www.pscp.tv/AFUMC/follow or replay the service later on in the week.
If you follow the link above on your phone or tablet, you’ll have to download the app and create a user account. If you use a computer, you can watch through your browser without creating an account, by simply clicking the X at the top of the window that pops up.
Morgan Guyton, “Like Religious Freedom? Wear Ashes on Wednesday!” Red Letter Christians, February 21, 2012, accessed February 14, 2018, https://www.redletterchristians.org/like-religious-freedom-wear-ashes-on-wednesday/.