Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – Fat Tuesday
For the Catholics, the pope less Episcopalians and all other Kneelers and the Observers of The Lentin Season.
Hello God. Of course I am listening.
What? Lent again? Didn’t we just have it? Oh that was this time last year? Ash Wednesday begins tomorrow?
Answer: Lent starts every year on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday 2016 falls on February 10, 2016, and Holy Saturday 2016 falls on March 26, 2016, the day before Easter 2016.
While Lent is a 40-day period of fasting and prayer, there are 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (inclusive).
Yes, I learned that the period of Lent is actually 46 days when I started Here’s What I’m Thinking (HWIT) two Lents ago as a spiritual journey and commitment.
When I ask You to “make me a writer,” You said, “put your butt in the chair, keep it there, write stuff and trust the process.” Thank you very much for the courage to do just that. It seems to be working out well.
Thank you for everybody who follows HWIT. Thanks to my dear AXO sister, Carol, I can officially say Here’s What I’m Thinking is read worldwide. So a big prayer up on that one, God.
Answer: You are welcome. So what is it going to be this year? What are you going to do for your Lentin commitment this season?
I am going to give up swimming.
Answer: Nice try. You and your cousins have tried that for years. Still makes me laugh. You do that every year. You don’t even swim in the summer time, let alone when it is freezing! I know “freezing” in Texas is below 40 degrees.
How about this? I commit to stay on a spiritual journey, continue with Here’s What I’m Thinking, and try to make the world a better place for everyone. And meatless Fridays too!
Answer: I like that. Remember I will guide you.
I know. Thank you.
All spiritual journeys are different, yet the desire at the end is to end up in the same place. With YOU!
Answer: Yes, very true. All spiritual journeys are personal between Me and you. No, you cannot say “Get your ash to God.” Although it is funny.