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Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Dr. Don Kuehle, United Methodist, Retired, Jackson

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 9! Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. “Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten and the German word lenz, and refers to the Spring-time of the year when the days begin to lengthen.

Lent, for the Christian community, is that 40-day season not counting Sundays leading up to Easter. Originally, the faithful were required to

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