40 Days of…Lint?
Not being Catholic, I can honestly say I don’t know much about Lent. The season, the celebration, the traditions, etc… To me lint is the stuff the sticks to your clothes or gathers in the dryer.
I didn’t even realize today was the beginning of the Lenten season until I read about it on several blogs accross the blogosphere. Still don’t know much about it, but I came accross several post that I thought were interesting today that got me thinking about the way I will approach this lenten season.
Talks about struggling with Jesus. Interesting idea that’s easy to believe, Mary & Peter struggling with the idea of the suffering servant/crucified messiah.
Question: Are we too hard on ourselves as Christians 2000+ years after the cross? Do we think that we should have everything figured out? Do we think that we shouldn’t struggle with Jesus? I took comfort in the fact that Mary and Peter struggled with Jesus and I admit, I do too.
Good perspective on the start of Lent from a Catholic. Made me want to get serious about the lenten season. Challenge to repent, commit to change, commit to following Christ.
“Remember man that you are dust and into dust you shall return.”
3. “40 Days”
Interesting post. Traditionally lent has been thought of 4o days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday (Resurrection Day). This post goes through the 11 times 40 days was mentioned in the Bible. There’s a tendancy to try and force interpetations or ideas out of individual text and you can try that if you’d like, but there were some good ideas that popped into my mind relating to these scriptures and Lent. The instances made me think of judgement, preparation, separation, testing, repentance, anticipation. All good ideas as we follow Jesus on his way to the cross (and empty tomb).
This question is primarily for non-catholics, but if any Catholics stumble accross this post I’d love to here your thoughs as well.
How do you celebrate (if that’s even the right term to use) the lenten season?