As a complete contrast to that last post, consider a couple posts by Rod Dreher.
- Austerity is hip is about simple living, referencing a USA Today article.
- The doleful carnival at Great Lent celebrates the Orthodox Lent, which is soon to begin. It includes “The Ballad of Meatfare Sunday,” sung to the tune of “Seasons in the Sun.”
But imagine a lifestyle in which Lent is not an exception, but the norm …. is that not what Christ calls us to? Are not the principles of Lent the basics of how we need to live in these last days?