1. A mere couple of hundred calories stands between me and grumpiness.
2. Lent seems to coincide with stuff going wrong.
3 It's interesting how the R4 news followed the item about Anglicans joining the Ordnariate (couched pretty negatively, proving they must be doing the right thing,) with guess what? a story about bad stuff in Philadelphia. Coincidence? I think not.
4 Reluctant Sinner points out how many people manage to go to Mass today. The last time I went to Mass on Ash Wed at Westminster Cathedral, I queued for 5 mins to get into the aisle to queue to receive the ashes, whilst the Allegri Miserere was being sung. No-one seemed put off by the elitist music either. The place was rammed full of people of working age.