RE Big Question!

This is one of your big questions for RE. We have been learning about Lent and Easter.

On Ash Wednesday, the priest puts ashes on our heads. He makes the sign of the cross on our foreheads.

Have a think about this question and answer one of our big questions:

Q      What do you think that the ashes are a sign of?



14 comments on “RE Big Question!

  1. I think that it is a sign of the Holy Spirit.

  2. I think it is to show the start of lent.

  3. Gabrielle says:

    The Ashes are put on our forehead in the sign of the cross. I think it shows that Jesus wants us to change our lives.

  4. I think the ashes placed on our forehead on Ash Wednesday is a sign of penance.

  5. Sebastian says:

    I think that means God is with us in our minds and will be with
    us no matter where we go as he has shown himself on our fore head with the ashes as a symbol.

  6. Miss Travers says:

    A lovely comment, Sebastian! You’re right, God is with us all of the time.

  7. Why do we have to put a cross on our forhead.

  8. Miss Travers says:

    The ashes are placed on our foreheads by the priest at the beginning of Lent. The cross put on our heads is a symbol of repentance. This means to be sorry for anything you have done wrong. In Lent you normally give something up, or try to be even more kind than you usually are.
    Do you know what the ashes are made from?

  9. The Ashes are made from palms.

  10. Miss Travers says:

    Well done, they are made from palm leaves.

  11. Isabella Manning says:

    The Ashes represents dust to remind us of our sins and to ask God to forgive us if we have done something wrong. It also reminds us of Jesus.

  12. Miss Travers says:

    A brilliant answer, well done Isabella.

  13. The Ashes are the sign of the start of Lent and repentance, when I made my Lentern Promise. It is the cross that Jesus died on at Easter. It is the time when we think of things we have done that were wrong.

  14. I remembered that Father Christopher said ” Remember that you belong to Jesus”. That means that Jesus is with us forever.

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