I did not grow up in a church that observed things like Lent and it has taken me awhile to learn to appreciate it. I was trying to think of a good way to explain Ash Wednesday and Lent to people who do not know much about it. I happened upon this little video and realized it was a great way to explain it very quickly. I hope you will take the 2 minutes to see it as I think it is very well done and even a bit entertaining.
What about those of you who do observe Lent; how is it meaningful to you?