March 26, 2010
I fall right into that spirit of rebellion since it's part of my own rebellion to rebel against rebellion. I like the idea of reunions on the scheduled year and I like Ascension Thursday on a Thursday.
I think I know the mindset that went into this decision. Some of my classmates have recently bonded at informal get-togethers and they're hungry for the full monty, so to speak. Why wait? What's in a number? But doesn't that sentiment cheapen round numbers, when reached?
That is certainly the spirit of the age. Why call Lent a "season of grace" when God can come to us in any season? Why call the sacraments the conduit of grace when grace can come to us anytime?
But I'm haunted by the fact that God loves humility, including the humility of seeking Him in His time and way rather than my own.