Another Lenten Thought

Someone asked a question about a pressing theological matter. 

Suppose one had given up meat for Lent. Could one eat meat on Friday? Isn’t there a day when you can do the thing that you’re not doing?

An answer came that I liked. 

Yes. There is. Lent is 40 days. They start with Easter based on a moon or something. Then they count back 40 days and that’s Ash Wednesday. But they don’t include the Sundays in that 40 Days. Why? Because theologically Sundays are a little Easter every week; they are Feast not Fast days. So you can do the thing you’re not doing for Lent on Sundays. 

And the best part is that it’s totally guilt free. Easter, any Easter, ought to be guilt free. Easter by its very nature is guilt free; there’s just no room for it. 


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