Rare indeed is more than one intermezzo blog between my usual Saturday’s. But with the CCP virus still keeping us homebound and with beautiful snow again layering on the ice outside, and with a friend’s blog (Communion Table) hitting me in the head, I had to share this with all y’all. (Just for the record, “y’all” in Kentuckian is singular; “all y’all” is the plural. 😉) Whatever your liturgical history or viewpoint I had to share this today!
Lent is not usually on evangelicals’ calendars. It is the season before Easter starting with “Ash Wednesday” and commemorates Jesus’ 40 day fast in Matthew 1, Mark 1, and Luke 1, usually celebrated in “high church” traditions such as Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran gatherings. Details about Lent, e.g. the reason for the name, its relation to Resurrection Sunday, etc., can be found here at this link if you are interested.
Social media is probably one of the most evil devices the devil has ever foisted on humanity (close second and third go to computers and automobiles, but those are for other blogs 😂). So here is a suggestion, whether you practice Lent in a religious tradition or if you just want a break from the constancy of tweets, Likes and defrienders.
Taking a 40 day break from social media could change your life! Check it out, even if you don’t buy the Christian Audio, you can plug in for 3.33 minutes and get a sample that is enough to get you started. Forget ice bucket-, exploding watermelon-, trust walk- or makeover-challenges. Here is an “I dare you to try” that can change your life.