These are the days left in The Purging Lutheran’s ‘February’ bucket. I’m so glad this isn’t a ‘Leap Day’, the next coming ’round the mountain in 2020. I’m truly sorry if you are one of the eight people whose birth date is February 29th and you get cheated out of a free piece of pie at Perkins Restaurant but I say adios! to Februārī. This makes us one day closer to summer. What good is February?
Wickedpedia explains February thisly :
The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification ===> Lupercalia was an ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral annual festival, observed in the city of Rome between February 13 and February 15, to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.
In other words, the Romans had all their bad mojo (which they had built up for the previous year) chased out of town by this spirit wolf. Lupercalia would see them to the edge of town and bark out a final, “et de mane!” which means “And stay out!“. Is this unlike or like the Israelites who sacrificed a goat by loading the sins of the nation on its back, leading it into the desert then killing it? You should ask this question at your next Bible study meeting. Tell me what the other members of your group think.
What else did we (My Sweet Rib) keep in this alleged bucket? Toiletries, mainly. Though it did a fine job holding days it also kept cotton balls, cotton swabs, maybe jars of ancient serums and a church newsletter now and then. We say goodbye to this item and wish it well in its next venture. Instead of just donating everything to Goodwill we are now saving items for our church’s annual gararge sale where everything’s priced to go!
“I’ve told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.