Not Giving Up the S3-ASP for Lent!

*Another presentation in the KIR continuing series of articles of the Steppin’ On The Feet Jesus Washed (SOTFJW) Project-Mission!
Today, February 13th, is Ash Wednesday, the official start of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 weekdays (about 6 weeks) preceding Easter (which falls in March this year). This year, Lent ends Thursday, March 28. Depending on the denomination of Christianity practiced, there may be differences in the dates used for Lent. One does not have to be Catholic to observe the Lent period. Again, it depends on your church’s denomination. For those who practice certain denominations of Christianity, it is often devoted to fasting (or giving up one’s favorite foods), penance (repentance of sins), and sometimes even abstinence (abstaining from sex – I must assume this includes masturbation and oral sex). This is in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness. [S/N: If Jesus ever had sex, the Bible is quite silent on whether He had sex – of any kind. Don’t get mad at me for saying that: I’m simply being real because He was after all, human.]

A few people have asked me what I would be giving up for Lent. Poor saps. Truly they don’t know me or they have forgotten that I’m spiritual man, not a religious one. I’ve never made that any secret. As such, I couldn’t care less about Lent – as far as my physical needs are concerned. I’ve never observed Lent so why would I attempt to give up or abstain from something now? I simply don’t have any reason to do so. It would therefore be hypocritical of me to pretend to do that which I will only want to do within the 40-day “waiting period” anyway. The “sacrifices” given for the Lent period is akin to that of a New Year’s Resolution: one would have to be disciplined and committed to the resolution; otherwise, what would be the point? I am only as disciplined in the things in which I choose to do and be disciplined.

Forty days are a long time to give up my love for the S3-ASP (Sex, Solo Sex, Alcohol, Sweets, and Profanity). Trust me; I can’t see giving up such wonderful pleasures without a damn good significant reason for which I would have to agree, respect and be willing to commit. My nature simply won’t allow it. Besides, just as a woman can be bitchy whenever she is on her monthly cycle, so can a man who needs to release sexual tension, needs an occasional strong drink or something sweet to eat, or has the need to cuss out a muthafucka. Nobody wants to fuck with the kind of man who has to refrain from releasing or expressing any or all of those physical needs! (Yeah, I know; many of you can do it. So the fuck what! I’m only talking about me and others like me!)

So go ahead, good people and observe your Lent period. I’ll keep on with the S3-ASP routine and enjoy control of my life as usual!

Keepin It…REAL!

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