Mar 3, 2012
I know that this is a subject that we visited some time ago (quite some time, actually), but it seems time to visit it again. There are some good reasons for this. It is the time of Lent on the Christians' calendar, and I know that I'm not the only one whose memories of Lent are basically negative. Lent for so many was a combination of having to give up something you liked and having to do a bunch of stuff you didn't like, and as usual, the form got in the way of the substance.
How was giving up candy going to help me into heaven? Or was it the other way around? I once knew a girl who thought she could commit suicide by eating meat on Friday. Hey, that's some of the stuff we were taught in those days!
So, if we look to the substance
and keep the form in its place, what is it that's actually supposed
to be accomplished in Lent?
Do you know that as Wiccans, we just might already have a good place in our own calendar for something like that? And since we admit to being individuals, it can be as individual as we are, not following a herd.
And I don't mind borrowing on someone else's tradition - especially considering how many of ours have been borrowed on!
Try it - you might like it!