At lunch today I saw a lot of people with some gray/black mark on their foreheads and was wondering what all that was about. Then saw a collegue with the same mark too and asked her what it was - she said that its ash and its Ash Wednesday today - the beginning of Lent and a time for fasting until Easter.
But what struck me was that most of them had been to the church early in the morning to pray and get that ash on their foreheads by the Father and they had all come to office like that too.Without rubbing it off/washing it off or even tampering with it until it looked neat!
Something to learn from I guess - atleast for me - I dont like to carry any marks of my prayer (very few and far between anyways)with me to work -flowers/kumkum/bangles... Thinking I dont want to answer questions from people. I guess - it doesnt matter. Let them ask - I shall tell why... Time for me to
grow up and not be bothered about some offhanded comment on my faith in God.
(Hmm... me not very impressed with the title. Not able to think of anything better at the moment).