One of those religious events your parents absolutely made you attend was Ash Wednesday. It didn’t matter if you had work or had school, they sent you a church schedule with a list of service times all throughout the day, so you had no excuse not to go. There was no way you were getting out of the Ash Wednesday service, and this is what it was to attend that mass…
The first thing you notice is that the church is overflowing with people. People who clearly don’t go to church on the regular.
All of a sudden there are 874587234985749857 religious people in church. Who are they? Where did they come from? All of a sudden you’re religious? Cute.
Which explains why the entire church gets super muggy.
And you really feel it when your church doesn’t have AC. Keep in mind, this mass runs long so thank you to all of those who decided to show up and are causing my face to melt.
So of course the line to get your ashes goes on for MILES.
Longer than the lines on Black Friday.
Once you finally get your ashes, you start sweating about what that black mark looks like on your forehead.
Was it a tiny mark? Was it a huge blob? Was it even in the shape of a cross? I 👏🏼 need 👏🏼 to 👏🏼 know! 👏🏼
And having everyone stare while you walk back to your seat, only makes you feel even more self-conscious about it.
What is everyone staring at?? It’s not like you have a big black mark on your forehead…
Once you were sitting back down, you start debating about what you’re giving up for lent…
Video games? Chocolate? Wifi? Maybe I’ll just vow to become a better person… For 40 days.
The first thing that everyone does when they finally step out of church is check a mirror to see what the mark looks like.
Which led to comparing your ash mark with the ash marks of your friends.
Because not all ash marks are created equal.
— Isaac Dakota (@IsaacCasados) March 1, 2017
There is a difference.
Since its Ash Wednesday, you still have to go back to school or work which means you have to deal with everyyyyone asking you, “What’s that black stuff on your forehead?”
Not annoying at all…
Do people really think you have no idea?
— Catherine Grace (@1catherinegrace) March 1, 2017
Either way, you know you leave the ashes on your forehead for the rest of the day so mom knows you actually went to church.
It was especially important for your grandma to see your ash marks so that she knew you didn’t skip church.
Most of the time you forget they’re even there.
— Meagan Martínez (@mnmartinez18) March 1, 2017
And you have black stuff on your face worse than messed up mascara.
But if you still had the mark of ashes on your forehead the following day, then people know you didn’t shower.
It’s a fine line. At least wash your face at night.
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