Lack of proper catechesis is killing the church. Today begins a season of self-reflection on our mortality. It is supposed to be a time where we focus inwardly on who we are as Christians, demonstrated by one act, one ancient act of repentance and holiness: the act of the imposition of ashes. This one act shows the world that we are followers of Christ. It is not to draw attention to ourselves…but to the sacrifice he made for us.