The boys explore ash Wednesday and lent - the aspects of giving something up for lent, some really deep religious perspectives and points of view, the awesomeness of scientific discovery, and a 32,000 year old plant!
Growing up, I never participated in Ash Wednesday. Although I grew up in a Protestant home with strong Christian values and practices, this particular day was never something my family ever took part in. Actually it was never even mentioned. I wasn’t even aware of what the Lenten season was until I entered high school.