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