Friday, March 07, 2014

Sleet At Last!

The prediction for the weather  today is "wintry mix."  I love that expression, "wintry mix."  It sounds like it could mean anything from Uggs and leggings to beef burgundy and apple crisp.

Alas, it means rain and sleet.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining;  this is a huge step up from 20 below zero and two feet of snow.  It's nasty, but at least it's nasty in a whole new way.  The sub-zero bit was getting really old.  We could use a new kind of misery.

There's something appropriate in getting a new kind of nasty weather on the first Friday in Lent.  Underscores the whole "we are in a new season" thing.  Also underscores the "and it won't be much fun" bit.  Lent it not fun.  It's good, but it's not fun.

But let's focus on the "good" part.   Is there a better time to roll up your sleeves, take a hard ook at your life, get some clarity, even if it might be  painful?  There is not.  And I'llt ake clairty over fun, any day.

Happy First Friday, everyone.  Skip the bacon and the burgers and get some clarity in you life.  It's a good thing, really.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why would the cardinals be laughing during an act of papal veneration?
And why the veneration of this particular, bizarre looking cross?
Would such a cross, which has no semblance to the traditional crucifix, warrant a sermon before a gathering of Church leadership?
The possible answers?
*after evaluation of the above links take into account this prophecy:
The prediction therein was given exactly one year prior to Pope Benedict’s 2/11/13 resignation press conference.

Consider this comparison: (observe carefully the words used in both the Caritas International video and the prophecy link below) (4:46 minute video; taken from; Caritas International production)

An unusual event to compare:
Here is a sample review of the 2014 Grammy Awards (event featured religious ritual):

An alleged prophecy concerning the continuing rise of satanism among celebrities and the subsequent fallout:

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