The ashes are a symbol of our sinfulness. We are reminded that our bodies are but ash, and to ash it shall return. Our soul is who we are, the part of us that will live after our death. By dying on the cross, Jesus made reparation for our sins, so that our souls can get to Heaven. Lent makes us aware that we can always begin again. Lent is a season for us to think about how we should be living our lives. A time for us to ponder the sacrifice Jesus made for us by dying on the cross, so that when we die, we can be with Him in Heaven. Find this Lenten project, Ash Wednesday, in the 4th Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar.