In the first reading, we heard about the Israelites finally finishing their 40 years in the wilderness. We are almost done with our 40 days in the Lenten wilderness, too: next Sunday is Passion Sunday, and a week later will be Palm Sunday and Holy Week! The Gospel reading showed the great joy of the father when the prodigal son returned home. As we draw closer to the end of Lent, hearing that parable was a real reminder to me to look again at my own Lenten journey and make sure I'm still on the right track, heading toward the Father and toward our paschal celebration of Easter.
I may have failed at Lenten purple so far, but this weekend I definitely remembered to break out the liturgical rose! I suggested a nice, liturgically-correct rose-colored tie to Matt, but he was not interested. In his words,
It works well for guys with a darker complexion, dark hair, not this color of beard. It's like how you can't wear pale yellow, right? Plus it would be wearing a pink tie, and, well, that's wearing a pink tie...
I was going to applaud his well thought out, fashion-conscious motivation, but I think he lost a few points there at the end. ;-) Poll time: for my married/affianced readers, does (or would) your husband wear a pink tie? Would you like it if he did?
Corduroy button down: Motherhood Maternity, thrifted
Tee: not sure (old)
Boots (not shown): same as last time
In honor of Laetare Sunday, and because I had bananas sitting on the counter going bad, we're having a dairy-free banana cake with walnut-coffee frosting tonight! I don't think I've ever baked anything dairy-free before, so hopefully it turns out!
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