I thought about calling this episode, All About Lent. But then I realized that not only was kind of a boring title, but also a horribly misleading one. If you want a complete history of lent, check wikipedia. (Don’t forget to donate)
Rather, this episode is more about me working out my feelings about the “holiday.” I confess to being youthfully dismissive of it earlier in my life. Just another case of The Catholic Church stepping on your throat, preaching the idea that God Hates Your Good Times.
But in the last few years, I’ve had a change of heart. Sort of. Mostly. Obviously I was conflicted about it. So I called my friend Jeff. You remember him, he’s been on the podcast before, talking about Prayer and Thanksgiving.
We give a brief history, and then dive into some of the problems of institutionalized legalism, the hedonism associated with Lent, and the positive benefits that can come daily discipline. (I wrote a little bit about that here. Not my best work, but I’m learning. )
Jeff had some wonderful insights, and I am excited to share them with you guys.
Here’s some of the scripture references:
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