"... In some communities across the country, Ash Wednesday has taken on the drive-thru treatment usually reserved for fast-food joints.
"Two local Episcopal priests brought ashes to pedestrians, motorists and others in the Ghent section of Norfolk. It's part of a 5-year-old movement called 'Ashes to Go'...
"Some people have trouble getting ashes while shuttling between work, picking up the kids and evening activities. I understand that.
"But if you can't set meaningful time aside for it, is it really meaningful?
"The outward sign of the ashes is nice, and it lets everyone know you remembered this special day.
"What happens inward, though, while preparing for Easter ... that's much more important."