Today’s celebration goes by many names: Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Carnival. Usually, people partake in one last sumptuous feast before entering the ascetism of our Lenten journey. In days of old there was a very practical reason to feast on all the perishable food since there was no refrigeration or means to preserve certain foods for the prolonged fast of Lent.
This year, I doubt that many of us will be having gatherings for a feast or celebration of a Fat Tuesday since our journey this year has been a somber tone. In fact, I feel that the Lenten journey we began last year never ended.
But as we prepare to enter the journey or continue the journey perhaps, we can reflect on the act of love in Jesus feeding the five thousand plus. Out of little, he created much; and all were satisfied. We may be lacking many things this past year; but let us give thanks today for what little we may have and trust in his promise to satisfy our every need.
Continue the journey…
Spiritual Reflection: “Allow me to hunger for your grace, O Lord.”
Blessings of love,