Friday, February 11, 2005

It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again...

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia . . . 'I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over' -- Daniel 10:1-3

I could have sworn that meat abstaining was no longer mandatory so I googled it. This led to the verse from Daniel which led me to realize that I probably could give up meat more easily than lotion. Heck, whenever asked what I'd take with me on a deserted island, lotion is in the top two.

BTW, I still don't have a final word on the obligation of meatless Fridays. Personally, I don't think it should be an obligation. I know plenty of people who abstain from cow but hunker down on lobster fra diavolo.