Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent for Christians. It’s the forty days when Christians pray, do some sort of penace, and prepare themselves for Easter. For us Catholics, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting (at least for those under 59), and we’re supposed to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. For some reason, that doesn’t include fish or eggs. Hey, if you’re used to eating fish, no problem, right? Those of us who grew up in the pre-Vatican II church can remember finding ways to obey the letter of the law without really participating in the spirit of it, but in those days, we abstained from meat every Friday, not to mention days which were days of partial abstinence (which had a name that escapes me).
ETA: Ember days.
One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now, a word from Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks and Fish Filets, featuring Emmanuel Lewis.