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…