The other day I was made aware of this conversation that went on between two co-workers. One tells the other what he’s giving up for for Lent. I’m pretty sure it was something work related. The other replies that he didn’t know Baptists observed Lent. Well, I guess anyone will observe Lent if it suits their purpose. But it got me to thinking that a lot folks out there might not understand what Lent is, why Catholic don’t eat meat on Fridays in Lent or why we get our foreheads dirty on Ash Wednesday. This idea was reinforced by a private message I got form someone who was curious about abstaining from meat on Fridays. A lot of people just don’t know what it’s all about.
So here I am, wanting to get back in the swing on blogging. I’m thinking that a post on Lent is great idea. I can explain it all! The problem is that I’d still be writing after Lent is over. Besides, why should I take on this task when Jimmy Akin (a man whose job it is to explain the Catholic faith) has already put together a page full of links explaining the observance of Lent. So if you’re curious, check out Jimmy’s page “Welcome to Lent”.