“This is the day, Judah”

I wonder if anyone else looked forward to Lent like my sister and I did–because it meant we were allowed to watch a movie.  To clarify, it was the only time of year Mom and Dad brought out Ben-Hur. Nothing says “Lent” like “Ramming speed,” right?  Well, it was and still is a fun tradition and it  made us feel better about the long weeks without sweets if we had something like that to anticipate.  I’ve now dragged my in-laws into the tradition.

At home we’d watch Ben-Hur on the Sundays of Lent,  so as we approach the First Sunday of Lent….

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