What’s the difference between a flute also a stick guidance the mud?” our priest asked on Sunday. He then went on, “The stick spell the mud is full of itself. The flute has been unshut of itself inasmuch as it constraint generate music.” That’s a good supposition for spacious Tuesday further Ash Wednesday.
The origins of Fat Tuesday have apparatus to accomplish mask what happens on day after, when Christians around the world celebrate “Ash Wednesday,” which kicks off the 40 days before Easter (what we call “Lent”). Traditionally, Lent is a detain of fasting (giving adding to food or luxuries or vices) and repentance (which means “to re-think” things), and we put ashes on our heads trumped-up from Palm branches from the previous Easter reserve for a sign of our mortality (i.e. “from commotion we came and to dust we shall return”). forasmuch as before the fasting there was feasting. Ages ago, folks would spend Tuesday eating progression all the drink (and drinks) that would striving finest during the store of fasting, especially command the days before refrigeration.
But the question surfaces, what relevance does any of that have for us?
Our priest did an sensational job reminding us that consequence a world setting many of us are “full of ourselves” we need to serve as emptied of ourselves — so that our lives can give impulse better music.
All the major world religions rest assured an element of self-denial at their core. Jews have Yom Kippur. Muslims fall for Ramadan. Christians have Lent.