Shrove Tuesday

My granddaughter was not excited about giving up candy for Lent, but she is all in for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. She takes after her grandfather —  not sure about the sacrifice, but excited about the feast.

I remember one shrove Tuesday when I got several of my brothers to join me in a Lenten discipline. Men whose names were Razor, Breeze, and Big Easy gave up “Grape Pop” and “Soda” and engaged in daily prayer, reading, and Sunday worship. My brothers had never heard of Lent but joined me and we kept each other true to our mutual discipline. These men were my friends during a very difficult time for each of us, and it would have been easy to forgo Lent since we had little to sacrifice, but somehow sacrificing a little when you have almost nothing proved to be even more significant. God was with us in what many would call a “God-forsaken place.”

Consider a Lenten discipline with a friend or neighbor. You will provide needed support to each other.



About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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