My Catholic friends, like Busy Mom, are all set for Ash Wednesday. Her kid is really pumped about it. CLC is about to give up meat or something for lent. I don’t think he’s Catholic though. Lots of Methodists and other protestants do the Lent thing. I guess there are some Babatists who participate in Lent in some form or fashion. And that’s just groovy. I’m kinda glad I don’t have to do a public penance and can confess my sins between me and my Father in private. Whew! Rituals are neat though as long as they aren’t just a ritual.
How, you ask, do us uptight, Southern Baptists observe this Lent season? We give up Wednesday nights to do a dang Easter cantata. That’s right, a cantata. Have you ever been part of a cantata? What in the name of Fanny Crosby IS a cantata anyway? I don’t know, but, I’m Baptist and that’s what we do. I guess we can say we’re giving up watching American Idol on Wednesdays during Lent to rehearse the Easter program.
I just hope come Easter Sunday morning, they’ll sing “Up From The Grave He Arose” cause that song makes me laugh like crazy. Isn’t that nuts? 38 years old and I just giggle when they sing that song every year. Like I do when we sing “All Hail the power of Jesus’ name, let angels PROSTATE fall!” Ree-tard.
I think it would be kinda fun to get
boogers ashes on our foreheads, but, I don’t suspect my Baptist church will do that.
I kid about this and that, but, make no mistake, I’m glad for this season and I hope for everybody this Lenten season is meaningful and as for me, I’m glad I serve a risen Savior. Lord knows how bad I need one.