I really don't get the whole Mardi Gras panties thing. By now you all know the rules, right?
Okay, kids, I've been giving a lot of thought to this post. I was gonna publish my actual weight on this here blog, and then use that as a springboard to mornings with oatmeal, daily walks, lots of fruits and vegetables, that sort of thing. And I may still turn a new leaf and do all of that (minus the weight confession). But I went to church this weekend and did pray for Jill Carroll. I thought of that dear woman waiting to see if a possible civil war is gonna delay her release another thirty days or more. I really want to do better than pulling some Kirstie Alley stunt.
And as I thought about what to do a favorite (don't gag on me here lefties) Bible verse came to mind:
What does the Lord require of thee
But to do justly
And to love mercy
And to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8)
There's more to this chapter, folks, stay with me...
Shall I count [them] pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue [is] deceitful in their mouth.
Sound like anybody we know?
from the always brilliant Seeds of Doubt
One of the things none of us lefties should give up for Lent is blogging.
We must do justly (keep the heat on those bastards).
Love mercy (for the people of Iraq as well as our own troops, the captives in every land, and our own suffering here at home, especially in Katrina ravaged areas).
And walk (and blog) humbly. Thanks for being there, readers. Much love to you as a period of work, reflection, and growth awaits us. Along with Walnut's Bread Pudding. I'm off to the grocery store to buy heavy cream. Yum.
Confidential to the anonymous emailer who asked me how I could call myself a Christian and put down our nation's leaders at the same time: er, I just did. God bless you, too.