Thursday’s Paper Wraps Friday’s Fish

Posted February 8, 2016 12:37 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

That’s an expression I grew up with in Nova Scotia. We ate fish on Friday’s (I still do). The expression comes from the practice of wrapping leftovers in the newspaper of the day before and then throwing the lot out. It captures well the passing nature, the relative unimportance in the overall scheme of things, of much of what we get excited about at any given moment. What makes headlines one day is often quickly forgotten and discarded by the next.Lent begins on Wednesday of this week. This is a sacred time to focus on what is, in fact, of


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