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Good Thinking: Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent.

“Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” and the German word “lenz,” and refers to the Spring-time of the year when the days begin to “lengthen.”

Lent, for the Christian community, is that 40-day season NOT counting Sundays leading up to Easter. Originally, the faithful were required to fast and pray

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