Collup Monday?

Today is the Monday before Ash Wednesday.

I just learned from my Merriam Webster word of the day that today has a name, Collup Monday.  Collup refers to a fatty meat, such as bacon.  In eighteenth century England people would have a meal of fried bacon and eggs.  I am presuming that this was a great indulgence set to celebrate the goodness and fat of life before we set off into the wilderness with Jesus on Wednesday.

I chose this photo that my husband took of a grass that looks a lot like the wilderness to me. I  love the blues and greens of the background, even as I note the gray stone of the foreground.  There is life in the wilderness as evidenced with the grass.  There is hope of a beautiful future in a peaceful land in the distance.

We celebrate the goodness of life as we prepare to examine ourselves and our paths of discipleship during Lent.

About Sonja Roberts Dalglish

I love people, math, physics, and theology. I love mysteries which may explain the list above. I am a polio survivor, having had the disease in August 1954. The vaccine was declared safe in April 1955. I am very pro vaccines. They have increased the health and well being of the world. Presently, I am living just west of Corpus Christi, in Kingsville. For naturalists, this seems to be where the coastal plane and the Wild Horse Dessert meet. It is flat which gives us beautiful sunsets. One of our concerns is climate change. We are already hot and dry and getting hotter and dryer. The cattlemen and women are having to graze fewer livestock these days.
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