I am a nurse that is new to the city of New Orleans. I arrived in September. It's been an amazing time here thus far. After Mardi Gras, which was absolutely amazing, rolled through I asked one of my native New Orleans patients;
"So, now what happens? I mean we had Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Years, then Mardi Gras. It's been 5 months of amazing parties and parades... now what happens? What's next?"
He smiled at me and said "Now we have Easter!"
I looked him confused. "Easter? Is that a thing? I mean I know Easter is a thing but are there parades/parties for Easter too??"
He laughed, his eyes lighting up, and said, "Child, you CANNOT go around sinning for that long and NOT have to repent. No, child, now we have Easter. Now we repent!!"
We both laughed at that.
Now in hindsight..... New Orleans is one of the countries hot spots for COVID-19, maybe we didn't repent enough? 🙂 I wish I could ask him so we could have a good laugh over it again.