Utah 4th Grader Asked to Remove Ashes

4th grader from Utah ordered to wash off ashes Photo by Grant Whitty on Unsplash

Who knew Ash Wednesday could cause so much trouble? A boy from Utah found out firsthand when his teacher ordered him to wash the ashes off his forehead in front of the class.

To be fair, we’ve all had a teacher that was ornery. They woke up, sprinkled rusty nails on their cereal and spent the day harassing kids while laughing like a mad scientist. Well, maybe not that extreme, but it felt that way as a kid.

I wonder if this event would have happened if the teacher was a Christian? I don’t think so…there is an element of chance involved in these persecution stories. Thankfully the school got it right in the end and allowed a local Deacon to administer ashes to the boy again.

Take a look and let me know what you think…