Friday, March 04, 2011

Lent is coming, so here's the Friday Five!

According to the post, my friend KathrynZJ was up at 4:51am posting the questions for today's Friday Five.  What was she thinking?!?   I hope she went back to bad after typing up...

What are some things you appreciate about the season of Lent? Perhaps you would share 5 of them with us. And for your bonus question feel free to share one thing you could do without.

  1. I appreciate the rhythm of the prayers from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday-  the thoughtfulness, the reflection, the penitence.
  2. Home made soup at soup suppers.
  3. The fact that Sundays don't count.  Their resurrection nature cannot be denied.
  4. The start date is based on a real day in history and not some borrowed festival.
  5. Purple vestments.
Don't like the whole "give something up" business when  it only leads to crankiness and whining and nothing spiritual.