Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What Is Lent and Why Should We Care?

I see on t.v. that Lent is here! What exactly is it? I've been asking. Is it a day to pick the lent off all your sweaters to stretch your wardrobe? It is a day to clean out your dryer vents because they are dirty, stuffed with lent? What is Lent and why should we care?

Lent is about ashes. This I know and why is that? I saw on television the other night a news story about people whose homes became fire hazards because they didn't realize their dyers and the electrical outlets were covered, filled with lent. They showed how quickly lent-filled dryers went up in flames due to all that lent, verses how slowly clean dryers burned. Talk about ashes!! Wow! I hope nobody burns! I just sayin'  I know! I know! I'm sounding a little facetious. Sorry....just need to know what it means.  Forgive me. Forgive me. Forgive me, please!

I have no intention on belittling this Lent! It just seems a whole lot of people don't know what it is, what to do with it, or why they should care. I have asked. But, they are too busy to give it a second thought. Maybe that's why all that lent builds up in their dryers, making them dirty inside...I just sayin'! Please, forgive me! Forgive me, please!  I just need to know what it means.  I just sayin'!

Lent is about "giving up something." This I know and why is that? If I give it up, will I get it back? Is it like "donating," or something like that? I am trying with exaggeration and on purpose to get your attention in hopes you might say something, educate me, please about what this Lent is and what it really means! I am young, and new to all this, but I see it on t.v. and it peaked my interest.  Exactly, then, what does Lent mean to you and what should Lent mean to me? I am young and why should we care? Hello? Hello? Is anybody there?

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!


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