I just saw someone with ash on his forehead.
Repeat after me: "Lent is not found in the Bible."
And why does this 40 day period, which is supposed to commemorate Christ fasting and being tempted in the wilderness, culminate in the Passion/Resurrection? What happened to Jesus's other 3.5 years of ministry?
This is an excellent compilation of the stupid roots of Lent. The things we put up with...
LENT - The 40 days of Weeping for Tammuz