So, a video editor in our building chats with me briefly in my office and I nearly do an obvious double-take. Internally I question, "Is that a band-aid on his head?" A couple quick glances and it was obvious the priest had smudged on the ash a bit thick to Al's forehead.
Yup, Ash Wednesday had branded the practicing Catholics in our building.
Even after 3 1/2 years here, I'm still not used to some things. Fact is, I wasn't around many Catholics (practicing, anyway) in the South. More peeps are Baptist, Methodist, non-practicing, or non-caring. Up here, there are certainly more possibilities of seeing smudges, hearing about lent, and also losing some of your work force on Jewish holidays.
DC is always the melting pot and God loves them all.