I was not originally intending to write a second part, but, after continued thinking and blog reading, I have more to write. This grew out of a comment I was going to make on a post, Why Lent?, on Phoenix Berries.
[To the right, a very happy "cat of sea bream" on his our new monitor courtesy of Phoenix Berries and family. ("Cat of sea bream" post here)]
By the way, I'm not arguing that there is no point to Lent, and I'm not arguing against observing it. I've observed it, to a greater or lesser extent (lesser having to do with health or new babies), for twenty-six years. I just want to understand it more, this year, to keep it from becoming just a habit.
[Also by the way, if I ever show up at your blog and question why you said something, I'm not trying to be aggressive or nasty. I'm trying to better understand what you're saying. If I argue with you (which is not what I'm doing here), the same thing applies. I'm not arguing to be nasty or score points, I'm trying to understand the ideas. I don't argue with people that often (or as often as I could (grin)) so, if I step out of my normal behavior enough to argue with you, it's actually quite a compliment. Of course, I compliment dear husband that way far more than anyone else (grin)!]