Lent isn’t intended to be a staid, formulaic religious practice, but a fountain of grace that points our hearts, minds, and bodies toward the eternal.
Since the moment Halloween ended and All Saints Day dawned, I’ve been excited for Christmas with what feels like the hope of a young child.
Life can feel furiously fast, but stopping during Lent to take note of our beginning and our end allows us a moment to slow down and breathe in our mortality with comfort.
The most famous holiday on my mother’s side features green beer, public intoxication, forced affection from strangers, and a customary meal that smells unpleasant.
The media inform us Christians are upset about Starbucks cup for making Christmas even less religious than normal. The evidence is sorely lacking.
Consider the value of Good Friday from the perspective of a liturgical calendar minimalist
You can almost imagine Advent Purists bursting into Fezziwig’s establishment on Christmas Eve, waving their calendars and brandishing their purple Advent candles. ‘Stop! Stop! This is a day of penance! You’re doing this incorrectly!’
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