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Monday, February 22, 2010

Light at the end of the tunnel


It's the first week of Lent - you know the quiet season of introspection and penitence. So, for my penance, I haven't stopped for one minute of introspection, much less penitence.

I am working on the final touches of tonight's Lenten Education presentation while putting the last splashes of seasons to the Lentil Soup for tonight.

Then, it's home to finish packing so I can leave first thing in the morning for a meeting of The Consultation in Chicago until Thursday. I leave Chicago to fly to Nashville for a meeting of the Episcopal Women's Caucus until Saturday when I fly home again.

So, I thought I'd keep my Lenten Discipline of "lightening up" with this little clip. I saw it on FaceBook yesterday (thanks Mark!) and haven't stopped giggling.

I've been pulled back from the ledge many times from my sassy gay friends - and then have them help me pick out the best wine for dinner.

I'll try to post something I've been thinking about - the topic, actually, of the Lenten Education program - about some of the tensions of moving from a 'care taking' model of parish ministry to a more missional model.

Sounds heavy, right? It is. So, in the meantime, lighten up a little.

It's Lent. The Season where there is Light at the end of the tunnel.

5 comments:

Risk Rapper said...

funny and very humorous. "you should write a sad poem in your journal"

stereotype and cliche is the stuff of humor. Does that allow me to refer to my distressed woman friend as a stupid bitch? Or is this the type of language usage uttered by Rush Limbaugh that can only be absolved by an aggrieved Sarah Palin?

Where in this video is the court room scene which the language police initiate a bold PC persecution and the ACLU mounts a passionate defense of freedom of speech and questions the basic suppositions of satire? i see the ending as similar in nature to the prosecution of Larry Flynt. "I know pornography when I see it."

A little light lent musings.

peace and prayers, riskrapper

Joie said...

For some more whimsy, go to my FB profile and see the picture of a sign I took down the street from our house. Whimsy or scary. You decide. My Lenten discipline is to spend more time with my family and more intentional time with my husband. To that end I am not doing a Lenten series. Yes, you read that right. Instead, I am going to offer something during the 50 days of Easter when it gets dark later and people aren't so cold. I find they come out easier in the country that way.

Bradley said...

You know, this is the BEST YOUR HAIR HAS EVER LOOKED!!!!!!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

@ Risk - the thing about stereotype is that they always contain a kernel of truth which makes them a bit painful and funny, all at the same time. Oh, it's not at all PC, which also makes it funny - and painful.

@ Joie - like St. Paul, it's important to know your "audience". Good for you.

@ Bradley - that is the best line. That and "you'll write a sad poem and then move on." Hysterical. That's EXACTLY what I end up doing.

Mark Delcuze said...

Glad to be of service, Elizabeth dear. We have all been pulled back from the brink and I am grateful to be able to laugh with you about it.

Do be careful in all your ramblings to stow your sense of humor ready at hand.

Mark +