It is a great honor to be able to have this opportunity to share a part of my faith tradition with the community of Williamsport. I am the priest in charge of three parishes of GLEAM (Greater Episcopal Area Ministry). We are about to enter the liturgical session of Lent. Lent begins Feb. 13 on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a session where many Christians focus on their mortality and preparing their hearts and minds for God's judgment. The imposition of ashes is both a sign to the person of their mortality and to the world that they are in a relationship with God, the giver of life.