« Falling Through Thin Ice | Main | How Do You View Integrity? »

February 20, 2007


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Cindy Patterson

I have not celebrated Mardi Gras, but I used to have a customer who lived in the heart of New Orleans.
They would be closed the whole week and party, party, party! Every year he would send me a "king cake". They bake a little plastic baby doll in the cake and who ever gets the piece with the doll is supposed to have good luck for that year. I think it's great that you have given the true meaning of Mardi Gras. People need to remember why? and that it's not just party time.

Deanna Richards

Like Cindy notes, I have not celebrated Mardi Gras, and to be honest, I did not know that much about the history.

What struck me most is how similar a Mardi Gras celebration appears to be to a "typical" bachelor/bachelorette party. There is such a sense of "live it up" before the "restriction" and "prohibition" arrives.

How sad that Mardi Gras (or a bachelor/bachelorette party) is considered the "last day to be merry," as if there is something to be lost in sacrifice.

Personally, I would rather life a consistent life that is focused on growing more Christ-like every day vs. living it up temporarily...

The comments to this entry are closed.