No more fat Tuesdays

“And the Lord said to him, ‘Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it.’ And to the others he said in my hearing, ‘Pass through the city after him, and smite; your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity; slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one upon whom is the mark. And begin at my sanctuary.’”

If Ezekiel were alive today, he’d probably be locked up in a mental hospital and we’d never hear his prophecies, or repent with ashes on this day. Today, we don’t need to kill old men and children, but after our new president spoke to us as though we’re grown-ups, we do need to mark this new era. It’s the end of a decade of Mardi Gras, the beginning of repentance, and, in Obama’s words, a time to “take responsibility for our future.”

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