|rain on our parade|
Mardi Gras is a marker for Louisianians, a season of celebration culminating on a Tuesday. The year has become predictable with our revolution around the sun. From Thanksgiving to Christmas to our Fat Tuesday, we are living celebratory lives even in the midst of grey clouds and (relatively) cold weather broken by a sunny 70 degree day here and there. And where I'm from, we celebrate well.
Even so, Ash Wednesday always seems rather a welcome change to my soul. The spiritual conversation seems to shift and doubled down discipline is just never bad for anyone especially in a culture of excess.
Tonight's midnight brings a changed season and aren't we all grateful for seasons and change? It's good that we aren't stagnant, forever standing in the same old place doing the same old thing, but instead, we're propelled forward with the changing seasons.
It's a good thing, this new season with new things to do and new words from God on who we are and where He's taking us.
Here's to this new season and the discipline of listening.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2
|even puppies got treats|