This instructive invites all authorities to a big celebration and to all public workers to come disguised and ready to party. See that? half day off to worship carnival. And 2 entire holidays to celebrate and adore Bacchus and other deities (selfishness, envy, gluttony, lust...)
I am totally surprised of maybe I finally realized that specifically this country is about THE CULT TO CARNIVAL! We have a big holiday for it, people will scratch their pockets in order to have the main "ingredients" for the celebration, condoms will be distributed like there is no tomorrow, costumes will be ready and even decoration will go around.
Of course I've been walking a different path for the last 2 years, once that has demanded from me more than I thought. I've surrounded my life to follow Christ and 3 weeks ago I've decided to start my path and become a consecrated lay woman.
Now this might be a good and probably the main fundamental reason why I'm so shocked about all the fuss around me and carnival. I'm just wondering that all these carnival fanatics (that in other times during the year mock, criticize and feel proud to be agnostics or even atheists) that also include pseudo Catholics; if they could put half the effort they do in these celebrations, and 1/16th of their joy into pursue the greater Jof of God.... I wonder how much different this country would be.
By now, I just have to close my eyes and keep on walking! Soon I'll feel again everybody's hangover and I'll be heading to my desert during Lent.
While reading Ezekiel.... I can only conclude that it is easier to take the soft yoke of the Cross than to challenge a mighty God while worshiping all the pleasures your flesh desires (out of lack of self control).