I hope everyone is having a penitential Ash Wednesday!
I was in a touristy part of town today where there were a lot of people eating outside. The idea came to me that it might be fun to go around and interrupt people just as they were lifting a fork with meat on it to their mouth. Are you sure you want to eat that!?
Some people have told me that they used to stay up till after midnight on Ash Wednesday so that they could eat some meat before going to bed. I might have done it once myself! See how soft we’ve become about doing penance?