Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday / A New Start - Margaret Ullrich

Ash Wednesday.  The start of Lent.
Don't worry.  I'm not trying to convert you.
We Catholics aren't exactly the most assertive bunch.

Who could forget Father Mulcahey on the TV show M*A*S*H?
Remember how on one show he was trying to comfort a young soldier, 
who then admitted that he wasn't Catholic?
The best Mulcahey could muster was a shy, "Would you like to be?"
And how about when Ned Beatty went into a stirring Holy Roller rant?
He nearly converted Mulcahey.
Hell, Beatty nearly converted me.

Back to Ash Wednesday...
The moon is in the New Moon Phase.
The New Moon is the time for new beginnings.

The Chinese New Year happens at a New Moon.
The Hindu holiday Diwali happens at a New Moon.

See, I told you this isn't just a Catholic thing.

Got a few New Year's resolutions that got neglected?
Take advantage of the New Moon's energy.
Give those resolutions another chance.
At least for another 6 weeks.
More or less.

Sure you can!

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