Drive Thru Ashes
As I wrote a few years ago (read here), I have never received ashes on Ash Wednesday. That said, I do understand that it is a meaningful observance for others as they begin Lent.
Yet I wonder why churches would offer a fast food version of this observance. Seems strange to me that the bestowing of ashes would be reduced to the level of ordering a Big Mac and fries.
At the risk of sounding crass or profane, I wonder if drive thru baptisms might be the next service that churches will be offering? The sprinkling of water seems no more of a stretch than ashes.