Wednesday, March 10, 2010

from the Archives: Confess the Mess

In this post, I want to share my three best tips for a meaningful Lent.

They are:

1. Go to confession.
2. Go to confession.
3. Go to confession.

And, if I haven't mentioned it lately, I also think going to confession would be a good thing to do.

If you love going to confession, good for you. Keep it up.

If you hate going to confession, consider giving up "not going to confession" for Lent.

If you hate to go, but love having gone, you may be a Dorothy Parker fan. (Of her profession, she said, "Hate to write ... love having written.")

I am a Dorothy Parker sort of confessee. Hate to go. Love having gone. Love going regularly, even though I hate going. (And, although it has no place in this post, I'll share another Dorothy Parker quote: "This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Love that, although it's completely out of place here.)

And, finally, one more Dorothy Parker quote that does have a place here:

“It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.”

Confess the mess.

And, that's the last of Dorothy Parker I can share. If I repeat her most famous stuff, I'll have to head straight to confession.

(I first ran this post last year during Lent.


Charlotte (Matilda) said...

Dabbing in a little horticulture these days are we? ; )
The Cure of Ars did say that confession was like weeding your soul!

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

That should be "dabbling"!

Barb, sfo said...

Yeah, I'm another Dorothy Parker confession-avoider. Thanks for the good reminder and inspiration. I WILL go.