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Thoughts About Fat Tuesday


Today is Fat Tuesday.  For my non-Catholic friends this is the day before lent, which is a fasting period celebrated by Roman Catholics to honor our Lord Jesus before Easter Sunday.  Most give up meat at this time, and eat fish on Friday’s.  In fact, this is the best time of the year to get a fried fish sandwich.  The point of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is to eat and drink as much as you can stand because tomorrow the fast begins.  A few moments ago I finished reading a article by Dr. Moore at Southern Serminary discussing this topic.  It was great read, but the quote at the end really stuck out to me.  Dr. Moore wrote:

We live in a culture of craving that is never satisfied,in a world where it is always Mardi Gras and never Easter.

We are always looking for things to fill us up instead of looking towards the Savior who truly satisfy us.

The words of Jesus talking to the woman at the well comes to mind:

John 4:10, 14 NLT

Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.  John 4:14

Check out the original article here:

-Joe away from home


2 comments on “Thoughts About Fat Tuesday

  1. Vince Chough
    February 21, 2012

    Yes, for so many it is just another excuse to party.
    But it is always this way… we have Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and even Easter transformed into holidays just to eat and drink but with no spiritual sense at all.
    But we keep the faith nevertheless… it is the least we can do.
    Nice blog and many blessings,

    • Joe G.
      February 21, 2012

      Thanks for your insight. Hope you checked out Dr. Moore’s article. It’s a good read.

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