Wow, AOL's featured video today is Archbishop Dolan of New York talking about Ash Wednesday!
For me, the day has taken on a new angle. I was praying for the Holy Spirit to really be my Lenten guide and open me to whatever and wherever would most please the Lord. I found myself reflecting on the book of Genesis: Lent is like the "chaos" over which the "Spirit of the Lord" hovers in view of a new creation. That's what the first Easter was, of course: the first day of the new creation. And that's why we have Lent: to be a new creation ourselves! For those in the RCIA that has a profound expression in Baptism. For the rest of us, grace can always bring us to new and unexpected life!