Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

I know it's been a while since I have flapped my gums on here. I really haven't had anything to say and when I did have a certain blog topic suggested to me, I started on it and it was too much work jare, so I fashied. Anyhue, like it does every year lent just snuck up on me sha (where on earth is the year rushing too?). Today is Ash Wednesday as you may know, and in the likelihood you live under a rock, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a catholic tradition that lasts for 40 days and is usually a time of reflection and repentance. As part of the observance, catholics usually give up meat on Ash Wednesday and every Friday and in addition to that give up something during the season as some kind of fast.

Lately, it seems everyone catholic or not seems to want to "give up" something for lent, almost as if it's the in thing to do. I wonder if most people realize that you are supposed to give up something that is hindering you from growing in your spiritual walk or if you are denying yourself something it is in addition to trying to progress in your spiritual life. The one that irks me is when people give up stuff as some kind of crash diet but hey na dem sabi. Anyways, for anyone observing, hope you get something out of it and make some progress spiritually. It never hurts to make some progress in that area, does it?

In other random news, the first day of my last class ever in grad school starts tomorrow. 4 hours of class (shoot me now!)but I am excited that it's almost over. This weekend is going to be a blast ( I hope). My girl is getting married and most of our friend from past and present are going to be in town. It's going to be fun hanging out, catching up and yes! dancing! Mighty Mike is going to DJ and he is awesome, looking forward to that the most. Aiite, have a wonderful weekend and hope my blog mojo returns.

PS If you are reading this - Hi Nice Anon, you are missed.

8 comments:

leggy said...

ummm...lent isn't exclusive to catholics.i hate it when people say that.i'm anglican and have been observing lent since i've been born.
it's good to have you back.

kitkat said...

woah.. thought u had forgotten ur password or sumn,lol :p
i hate how people only focus on the superficil aspect of lent instead of the spiritual significance. like u said, it shld be about giving up sumn that hinders you from being a true christian not jst the whole dieting thing or making it into some sort of this is what i have to do thing. it dnt matter if u dnt eat meat for the rest of ur life, as long as u'r still a sinner.. u in the same boat as any other unbeliever

Nice Anon said...

Awwwwwwwwww I miss you too. I'll be back before you know it

LohiO said...

have a fun weekend!

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LucidLilith said...

i don't think i have ever given up anything for lent? am i too indulgent?

Tori said...

I have a couple thoughts about this.
Like Leggy said, lent is not a catholic tradition. Lent is a christian tradition observed by much of the church as we imitate Christs fast for 40 days and 40 nights. It is a catholic tradition to accept ashes on the first day of lent and to abstain from meat on that day and all fridays during lent, but thats about all I know for sure is just catholic. Many people do not eat before sundown for the entire period and I don't think they give up food because it hinders their spiritual walk. I believe its just the general Abramic religious tradition of fasting and abstinence. Maybe catholics interpret that part different.

Jaycee said...

I love "New Beginnings." Hope your first grad class was awesome, Taynement. CONGRATULATIONS :)