Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chocolate = Death?

I guess Part 3 of my story will have to come later seeing as I don't have it in me to write it right now. Oh well...

I'm not sure what exactly I want to write I just know that I wouldn't mind an outlet. Just don't know what to let out.

I mentioned before that I am learning some Catholic stuff. I kinda want to look at it as Liturgical stuff right now seeing as I guess specifically that is what I am looking at.

Right now we are in Lent. I'm learning more and more about it. I'm finding it rather incredible and interesting.

When I was a teen I thought that Lent was about picking out something you loved (like chocolate, tv, video games) and giving it up for forty days. I was never entirely sure as to why. I guess I thought it was to represent Jesus giving up his life. You know, because me giving up chocolate is like totally the same as Jesus dying and stuff.

I would love to go on and tell you what I'm learning but I'm not ready yet. I will say that I know now that Lent is not about really comparing your toils to that of Jesus really, it's about growing closer to Him. Well, that's the short version I guess.

I thought I had more, but I don't.

I'm a tad on the melancholy side right now. Not a bad thing. Just a thing.


jenzyfrenzy said...

I read a great verse in Isaiah about, well, not technically about Lent...but about fasting in general, and I would say that Lent is a fast...under the heading of "true fasting" (Isaiah 58:1-10). Basically, yes, growing closer to God - and also giving up selfish things and instead using that time or money or whatever to pursue social justice and a relationship with God. I love how you pointed out that it's not just about giving something up - it's not that we're suffering our way to righteousness, but instead that by giving up the things that hold us back, we can grow!
(that all sounds very Christian-ese and I kind of hate it...but anyway...)

Anonymous said...

HeeHeeHee! I was eating a chocolate creme egg as I read your post :) I don't LOVE them, but I get them once a year when I first see them out before Easter. Some interesting thoughts... JenzyFrenzy, I'd never heard Lent explained like that. Food for thought.


Zoe said...

I don't really know what Lent is about either, and would love to hear about what you've learned! =0)