Lent and Liturgical Seasons; Time Management For The Soul

Here we are again, another Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove (shrive means to hear confessions) Tuesday, call it what you will, it marks for me another struggle to figure out what to give up, what to add in and how to somehow make the next 40 days not just about symbolic change and preparation for Easter, but about genuine transformation. Some years I have better luck at it than others.

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It refers to a last hurrah, a need to use up fat, eggs and dairy before an extended period of fasting and abstinence (the fasting and abstinence regulations for modern Catholics are by no means as challenging as they were in centuries past)

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