This morning I’m preparing for the onslaught. You might be wondering what that onslaught is. Its just that Lent is coming. Lent is quickly becoming the next of the major holy days/seasons to become completely secularized.
Now before you think I’m going to complain about that, I’m really not. And I’m not because we’ve largely done it to ourselves. Its not that anyone has intentionally set out to change Lent and Easter into a secular holiday. We’ve done that by treating Lent as a time to “give something up” while losing the meaning behind why we do it. We’ve done that by making a big deal out of eating fish on Fridays, to the point that McDonald’s is now serving fishbites, all in time for Lent. And worst of all, we’ve done it by treating Easter as only a story to be told, and that’s all we need. Continue reading Taking Down the Veil