One thing that can be said of every single one of us, is that we will die. Ash Wednesday confronts us with our mortality and our sinfulness. To heed this call is not to despair, but to repent and turn to God. On Ash Wednesday, we begin the 40 day season of Lent that leads to Easter, where we celebrate God’s victory over death and the promise of life. The journey begins with us facing our brokenness and our deep need for God’s healing.