It’s a Shrove Tuesday! Also known as Pancake Day. Also known as ( and I didn’t make the connection until today) Mardi Gras.
So I guess everyone knows that it’s the start of Lent but what I was wondering today was ‘What does Shrove mean?’ Really – Do you know? If you do I’m very impressed. When I start wondering something like that I have to find out.
Well, the best I can come up with is this description: A shrove is a confession and the word still lives today in the word shrift (to give someone short shrift)
So today is Confessional Tuesday. A chance to purge yourself of your sins before entering the period of Lent.
Don’t you feel better for knowing that?
I’m a spiritual person but not a religious person. However in the spirit of the occaision here is my confession.
- I’m naturally greedy especially around chocolate ( gimme NOW!)
- I have aggressive feelings towards people who only want things from me (which today has been everyone grrrrr)
- I am jealous of people who are more financially secure than me (which is almost everybody)
Now, with a clear conscience I’m off to enjoy my pancakes.