It’s the first Friday of Lent!
And I am making . . . boxed fish sticks!
You heard that right. Fish sticks. From a big ole green box. And that is OK! We will mix up some tartar and cocktail sauce and call it good.
Following the seasons of the church is beautiful. Sometimes we will make elaborate, homemade things and sometimes we will tear open that box, pour those frozen sticks onto a pan and press “bake”.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
For those of you who are curious, every Friday throughout Lent, Christians around the world abstain from meat. We do this as a special fast to remember Good Friday, the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
I love Fridays in Lent because they kick us out of our normal cooking routines and eating routines. We usually eat meat at dinnertime so it is a stretch for me to make a meatless meal. As I am stretched and in the midst of my mild discomfort, I am reminded of the incredible sacrifices that Jesus made for all of us his whole life.