Six bleak weeks

Loved this look at Lent, genius (and laugh out loud funny in places):
“There’s something reassuring about the half-arsed, ramshackle nature of Lent, its billowing accommodation. Church types take it seriously as a period of self-examination and penance, a mortifying of the flesh, and they have withering disdain for those using Lent to “get into shape for spring”. The idea of feeling good about yourself is, they argue, the absolute opposite of what you’re supposed to be doing. You’re supposed to feel bad about yourself. You’re supposed to humbly and with contrition acknowledge your gittery and then promise God that you’ll be less of a git in the future”
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