Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Top 10 Things to Give up for Lent in a Recession



1. Your house
2. Your car
3. Your job
4. Holidays abroad
5. Nice meals out
6. The friendship of high society
7. Hopes of a promotion
8. Being a shareholder
9. Aspirations of starting a small business
10. Admiration for the efficiency of the UK banking industry

Each wordly renunciation is offset by a spiritual good however. So, therefore the top 10 things to take up during Lent in a recession are:

1. A profound and ongoing relationship with Lady Poverty
2. Camping
3. Busking/Street Entertainment
4. Volunteering/Soup Runs
5. Shopping at Aldi/Lidl
6. Solidarity with the homeless and destitute
7. Fasting (we'll have no choice when hyperinflation hits)
8. Heartfelt, prayerful forgiveness of the Government/financial sector for the economic crisis
9. An eagerness not to blame foreigners or resort to xenophobia and to teach others the same
10. Daily Mass and giving more of your time to the local parish church

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

'Camping'!! Love it.

Just to clarify, is that 'camping' of the Brighton variety or the campfire baked beans, stones under your sleeping bag variety?

Please don't give up humour in Lent. We've got a lot of days and nights to get through.

The Bones said...

Hardcore penitential camping of the 1960s British holiday sort, with a firm handshake and no feather boas.

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for No 5 to open up in the London Road. It's been 'opening soon' for the last 5 years or so it seems. I'll believe it when I see it!

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