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Tough Lesson for a Good Lent

Many years ago, in a small Episcopal mission church, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with pancakes, fresh deep fried donuts, games, and general silliness, until about a minute before midnight. The Vicar stood up, and we all got quiet. “The Lord be with you.” And we prayed. We got very silent, until someone, probably one of our several seminarians, said, “Happy Lent” and we laughed, until some of us cried. And we silently filed out, warmed by the fellowship, and by […]

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