Tradition of Ashes: In the Bible God said that humans are made from dust and unto dust we shall return.According to this circumstance, Ashes are considered as holy things for riches Christian community.
For a traditional activity, Palm ashes are mixed with Olive oil to mark a holy cross in the forehead individually in the wednesday of a week.This ashes tradition varies from different christian community including differerent part of the world. They consider that, Ashes are a sign of repentance, humility and renewal. Ashes on the face for mourning or repentance predates Christianity.
Some historical say that, a king called David did so 1000years before the birth of Jesus and similiar to the present Arab World. Arabians smear dirt on their faces during the time of final departure from earth. In early Christianity anyone who had left the faith and wanted to return had a show public penance since commited public apostsy. In the 12th century, when the curch wanted to emphasize everyone to repent, the practice of imposing ashes was revived. It has a positive impact in the time of renewal. This reminds incomprehensive contrast of their short temporal years with eternity. The ashes are a reminder that it blessed to be a participant in a century-traditon. Chids tried to convince their parents to take them to church on Ash Wednesday evining as opposed to be fore school in the morning.
Putting Ashes is a bit of art. In Jesus prediction, it can pose a spiritual dilemma because he told his followers to do this fast and pray in secret. Now-a-days, this traditon has a positive impact in the followers only for those who are observent, have to remind themselves that we are all in the same boat. We need God’s grace and mercy and we all are equal before him.