Now, here is another one:
Roman Catholic churches of the Latin Rite use this service to prepare church members to better appreciate the death and resurrection of Christ through self-examination, repentance, prayer, fasting, and self-denial. Ashes from the burned palms of the preceding year's Palm Sunday are blessed. With these ashes, the priest marks a cross on the foreheads of worshipers, saying, "Remember, man, that dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return" (Genesis 3:19 KJV). Besides showing sorrow for their sins, those who honor Ash Wednesday add an additional meaning; the need to prepare for a holy death.
Genesis 3:19 is where God Almighty addresses Adam and Eve after their expulsion.
So, this is really NOT about the death and resurrection of Christ, it is about Satan's Covenant with Eve: Celebrating Adam and Eve's DEATH (banishment = abandon God Almighty) from the Garden; Fat Tuesday being the Celebration of that Covenant.
So, the death they are preparing for, while Holy, is NOT of one into the Loving embrace of our Father through Christ, but one into the Loving embrace of Satan.
Like I have said, to lead the people back to the loving embrace of our Father who art in Heaven, his people were shown a world WITHOUT His love nor knowledge of such; perverting the WORD to lead people into rebellion
.... just as written within Hosea 4.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims;
Resistance is futile.
If you think you can, you are correct.
If you think you can't, you are correct.