The Rev. Cathy Deats uses ashes to mark a cross on Fred Hodges' forehead Wednesday at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The day marked these season of self-denial that leads to Easter. But self-denial is not an absolute concept, Deats explained.
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The Rev. Cathy Deats uses ashes to mark a cross on Fred Hodges' forehead Wednesday at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The day marked these season of self-denial that leads to Easter. But self-denial is not an absolute concept, Deats explained.

Lent's sacrifices strengthen faith

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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Sacrifice plays a large role in many religions, whether that be Jesus on the cross or Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, in Islam.

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