|Challenge # 59- Mardi Gras|
When I was a kid I always liked the season of Lent. I thought Ash Wednesday was very cool....we would go to mass in the morning then go to school. Being a Catholic in a non-Catholic community...at least being a minority...going to school with my ashes on my forehead was special. I would get a chance to look "different" and an opportunity to explain what it was all about.
Now as an adult, I still like the idea of Lent and Ash Wednesday although I look on it very differently. I am much broader on my thinking of spirituality and all the whoop to do that goes with organized religion. I still have great respect for the "good works" I see the Catholic church and a few others doing, but I do not care for the intolerance that I see in so many "christian" faiths including the Catholic Church. I think I have finally found a "church" with which I can relate....the Unitarian Universalist Church. Without getting "preachy", I recommend anyone who has had doubts about what is going on in the world today with the Religious Rights groups, etc....check out the UU. The church I am becoming a member of is Westside UU in Fort Worth, Texas.