Shrove Tuesday. Here begins the season of Lent. I've decided to read again the wonderful book by Adrian Plass, The Unlocking (God's Escape Plan for Frightened People). I love his humour and down to earthness. He never side steps issues, is honest, and calls a spade a spade.
"For those of us who value our salvation (and there are still a few of us still roaming the Jurassic Park of Christendom) it is worth reflecting today, as we scrape the pancake mixture off the ceiling and get cross because forgot to buy any lemons, that we are about to remember a period of forty days when the whole salvation plan could have failed completely. Jesus was truly man, and therefore must have been capable of giving in to temptation. If this was not so, his ministry in general, and those forty days in particular, become a nonsense." p12.