Secularly, today is known as National Pancake Day. IHOP is making a killing today on it. Those of us who know the history, though, know it as Shrove Tuesday. The true meaning of the day is asking for forgiveness. This is a time when we remember medieval times, when people abstained from milk and eggs. On Shrove Tuesday, people would use up the eggs and milk to make pancakes. Thus, it is traditional to eat pancakes this day in preparation for tomorrow.
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Lent is upon us for those of us who partake. This is a time of centering, a time of taking stock, and a time of initiating change. Here is a list of various things that you can do as a spiritual program during Lent, if you indulge.
This exercise is best used as a way of broadening out who you are and finding new aspects to your personality. Even more so, it is an opportunity to also explore your relationship with God and others through reflecting on the attractions and resistances inherent in the exercises.
Have a Happy Lent!