Meat: It’s What’s for Lunch

Dear Ross,

It is not for me to judge another’s Lenten sacrifice; giving up cappuccinos or pedicures might really be a hardship for someone else. However, I was a little concerned about your admittedly “not-quite-Francis-of-Assisi”esque  quitting  of “meat for lunch” during Lent. Ross, do you eat meat for lunch every day otherwise? Really? It’s lunchtime and you’re all “Time for a hamburger! I think I’ll have some chops! Whoa, is that brisket? Garcon! Wheel that meat cart over my way, if you please!” How on earth do you stay awake in the afternoon? And then you go in for a meaty dinner, don’t you? Have you had your heart checked lately, my good man? I’m just a little concerned.

Yours in Christ,

Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.