Hide yourself today under the banner of ash that will cover your foolish head. Look into your soul to see if you have made space for your Maker. Have you not rather focused on your flesh and all that is passing away? Have you not nearly allowed the eternal spark He has place within you to be extinguished? Stand today to receive the mark of penance and multiply your unseen acts of prayer and fasting. Fan into flame the smoldering wick of your heart with acts of repentance and sorrow over a life spent so selfishly and pridefully. Will not God respond to your humility and contrition with an abundance of mercy and love?