I don’t normally put two posts up on one day anymore, but today is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), the day before the Lenten season begins, and I would like us to talk about something. Let me put my thoughts in a brief paragraph for you to consider and respond to today:
One measure of our grasp of the freedom of the Christian life is how we view and participate in celebrations like Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). Seems to me many of us are quite ready to beat ourselves up in Lent, but don’t feel comfortable letting loose to celebrate, feast, and revel on this day. Jesus was known more for his gluttony and wine-bibbing than for his asceticism.