Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

The older woman sitting to my right was a leader in our church; her manner was pleasant and light-hearted, as usual. "God gave me a picture as I prayed for you this morning," she said. "You were like a small boat with its sails tangled." Once again I was struck by the wondrous realization that …

Unmasking for Lent

Ironic that Mardi Gras, the huge celebration of the flesh (bacchanal, similar to Trinidad's Carnival), held just before Lent each year, should involve the use of masks. Seriously funny, given Jesus' admonition against assuming a persona to impress others or even oneself, a potential pitfall involved in seeking to apply any spiritual discipline to one's life. The …