Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday (Bento #50)

Wow, my #50th bento! Today's bento comprises the fruits & jelly from last evening, a hot cross bun, a bottle of yakult and a carton of yoghurt. She finished everything except the yoghurt. It's a rather big portion of breakfast I have to say.

Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence. The abstinence part is easy, but I'll do my best with the fasting. It's not because I am greedy or anything. It's just that I am on steroids for my arthritis and that makes me hungry a lot of the time. Just need a lot of prayers to see me through today, and also a prayer that my tummy won't rumble in church lol. The Catholic Church has primarily two compulsory fasting days in its calendar. The first one is on Ash Wednesday, and the second one is on Good Friday. Of course, for personal reasons, some people give up meat entirely during Lent, or fast on the Fridays of Lent. I personally do not take meat on Fridays, and my girl is starting to do the same. But for her, it's more a happy thing because she doesn't like to consume meat. Haha. However, that is not the rule now in the Catholic Church. You are allowed to consume meat on Fridays but you need to replace it with a penance, such as saying the rosary, or giving up something else. For me, it's just a habit from my teens so I find it easier to do the abstinence. To me, it just doesn't feel right to be eating meat on that day. To learn more about Catholic fasting, check here. In our case, fasting refers only to solid food which doesn't include water or any liquid, thus is not as strict as the Muslims during Ramadan who are not even allowed to drink.

Do check out Susan's blog for Easter bentos and all the teachings about Easter that she is sharing. I found them very interesting and inspirational.

6 comments:

Angeleyes said...

Wishing you and your family a peace Easter Sunday!

Some colorful eggs bento??? :P

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Easter to you and family!

Winnieeee said...

Happy Easter to you and family! and I like your hello kitty sandwiches box :D

Skinnymum said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Jacss said...

Happy belated Easter to you!
hey...that harmmy kitty box is so nice!!! btw never heard of it before....

SIG said...

A Happy Easter to all who left comments. Sorry have not replied to them. Angeleyes - Ah, my girl doesn't like hard-boiled eggs, quail eggs type so no colourful eggs haha. Thanks to Skinny mum and winnieeee for visiting. And yes, winnieee & Jacss, I love the Charmmy Kitty sandwich box too. :)