Saturday, March 27, 2010

Candy and "lint"

Clearly, I still haven't gotten around to addressing Candy's hilarious "lint" comment. Maybe tomorrow. In the mean time, while preparing my Confirmation class lesson, I ran across this very relevant blog post. Alive and Young is a new favorite blog!
Confused Teen Interviews Local Bishop on the Season of Lint

Teen: Bishop, As Catholics we are about to enter the Season of Lint. Would you mind telling us something about the Linten Season?

Bishop: Well, I don't know much about the season of Lint. If I remember correctly, Lint is the stuff you find in your pockets after drying your clothes. Personally, I don't see a theological reasoning to have an entire season devoted to Lint. But as Christians and Catholics we have an entire season devoted to Lent. In as few words as possible, Lent is a season of preparation for Easter Sunday, the resurrection of our Lord. Lent is a time of penance, prayer, fasting, and alms giving. It is considered one of the most holiest times of the year, and because of that we too should engage in deepening our relationship with Christ. As Christ went to the desert for 40 days so we too enter into a period of 40 days of spiritual exercise.

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Anne-Marie said...

Ha ha. May be that teen is a New Zealander. To foreign ears, I probably say "lint" rather than "Lent".

I didn't think Candy's comment was hilarious - I thought it was insulting.

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Thursday's Child said...

Oh, that's funny. I loved the bishop's reply. He was gave some good-natured ribbing while gently correcting the teen. Good for him.