Ash Wednesday

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  1. Greektim

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    So being the goober I tend to be at times, I had some students w/ something dark on their foreheads. Thinking I was being nice, I tried to let them know so they wouldn't be embarrassed. I forgot where I live and with whom I love amongst. It is Ash Wednesday and they are Catholic or from some Protestant tradition that celebrates it.

    I was the embarrassed one!


    BTW... I sorta like what Ash Wed. represents: starting Lent and the 40 days of Jesus in the wilderness, it being 46 days until Easter but not counting the 6 sabbaths in between... I wish protestants were more figural. I feel we have lost so much because we undervalue symbolism or the mysterious/mystical thing that is part of the spiritual.
     
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    Yesterday my SIL and daughter treated me to a Mardis Gras (Fat Tuesday) special at a local restaurant in Lexington, which included boiled crawdads, chicken seafood gumbo, red beans and rice soup with sausage, and French bread.

    I'm no Catholic, but I liked Fat Tuesday alright at Ramsey's diner. Absolutely best beans and rice I've ever had, crawdad's are too much work for what little you get.

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    ...and I cherish the symbolism, allegories, types, etc. of the scriptures!!
     
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    It is also know as Baptist Tuesday
     
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    No Ash Wednesday for me. I don't smoke any more.
     
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    I can see that. :)
     
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    I just wish we lived in a world that was moved more by the symbolic and dare I say mystical. That is why I have a different view of communion than the typical baptist remembrance view.
     
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    11 And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
    16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
    17 For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.
    34 All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them:
    35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world. Mt 13
     
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    At our Ash Wednesday service, we were challenged by our pastor to look at the Lenten season not as a reason to give up the trivial, but to give up the necessary. It was a call to obedience, not asking the overused to the point of triteness question, "What would Jesus do?" but to ask, "What am I doing that I make Jesus part of when I do it?"

    It was a powerful message, not one heard in a Baptist church very often.

    Probably ought to be, though.
     

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