Ash Wednesday is a day when many congregations will gather for worship and various members will make a commitment to give up something until Resurrection Sunday or Easter.
Some will rid themselves of food bad for them or all food while the sun is up. Others will set aside television or internet or video games for 46 days. Some may give up shopping or non-Christian music. Whatever each one decides to give up or fast, the spirit should have a central theme – looking to God.