Friends, why do conversations about religion have to be so….weird? Take this one, for instance.
“Toni, what is Lent?” It’s the season of preparation, fasting, and consecration of our hearts and minds during the 40 days preceding Easter.
“I didn’t know you were Catholic.” I’m not, more than Catholics celebrate Lent.
“Like who?” Like Methodists. I was Methodist for about 15 years before I joined the church I’m at now. Lent is a thing in the Methodist Church.
“I don’t think you’re right, Toni. Only Catholics celebrate Lent.” I can also tell you that I grew up in a non-denominational church like the one I attend now. We celebrated Lent.
“No. You didn’t” Ummmm….okay. But I learned about it from somewhere and I think it was from my Mama.”
See what I mean about weird? Continue reading “Three Simple Reasons I Celebrate Lent”