Lent Is the season to change course and return to the Lord. The ashes placed on our heads invite us to rediscover the secret of life. Pope Frances tells us that, The ashes remind us that if we continue to conceal our hearts and hide ourselves behind a mask in order to appear invincible, we will be empty and arid on the inside. When, on the other hand, we have the bravery to lower our heads and look within, we shall find the presence of God, who loves us and always has. Finally, when the defence we create around ourselves are shattered, we can feel cherished by the one who created us and inviting us to return back to Him.