What Lent means to me
It’s Lent. Although I don’t exactly know what The Lent means in the big picture aside from more movies like Ten Commandments to adorn free television, and given my non-practicing Catholic… ways, I still kind of celebrate it. I grew up a Catholic whether I like it or not. The only thing I like about Lent is that it’s peaceful and my fave faith movie The Prince of Egypt is also aired interminably.
I first watched The Prince of Egypt somewhere during late grade school or early high school. We were “required” to watch it for our religion class in St. Paul. The film revolved around Moses and his brother Rameses. The two were the most powerful men in Egypt until they part ways because of the, yes, burning bush scene.
Of course, everyone knows much of how the story went. In this animated movie, not only we are spared of Charlton Heston’s Mufasa facial hair but we are spared of the voice who sounded like God.
The Prince of Egypt tackles not religion but holding on to your idealism and people, above all. It speaks on knowing what’s right and fighting for it, amid sensitive relationships with the people you once played on some random Pharaoh’s tombstone with. And did I forget, how tormenting the plagues were when animated along with an amazing musical score?!
Speaking of music, there’s also the soundtrack featuring the poignant When You Believe by the duo of Mariah Carey and pre-junkie Whitney Houston. I don’t know about you guys but Leon Jackson’s rendition icks me. It’ doesn;t even deserve “blah.” It’s WORSE than blah.
Anyway, enough bad vibes for the week. It’s Lent and I still have no idea what to do. I just hope everyone finds peace in every sense of the word.