[quote=JohnnyK]This was what the priest/Eucharistic minister said when distributing ashes
“Will you turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel?”
To which you replied, I will or I will try
Ourst didn’t pose it as a question, but rather a directive:
Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.
Like a sending away thing, similar to how the priest says, “Go and sin no more” after absolution. It can be viewed as a directive or as a blessing, I suppose.
But yeah, if it had been posed as a question I’m sure I would have responded “yes.”