Mardi Gras

The season of lent begins tomorrow, so today is Mardi Gras–Fat Tuesday.

Spend 10 minutes in silence preparing your heart for this season of slowness.

Create a final list of the disciplines and practices you will take on during this season.

Then take time to indulge–eat a cupcake, drink a glass of wine, savor the things you will give up for the next 40 days. Indulgence will make your fast more meaningful.

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About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).