Spring Break

Every year about this time, people go on Spring Break. Early spring breakers either go skiing or to Mexico or some other warm spot. Later spring breakers go to the beach or to Europe or sometimes to Grandmother's. Some college spring breakers just go to sleep. Because Spring Break comes during Lent and sometimes during Holy Week, a lot of clergy have to miss Spring Break, or at least most of it.

There was not Spring Break during Jesus' day, and so we don't know What Would Jesus Do about Spring Break when it fell within Lent. Pretty sure Jesus would not miss Holy Week. But then again, there was no Lent during Jesus' day, either.

But Jesus did say this: 16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another,
17“We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not mourn.”
18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’
(Matthew 11:17-19, NRSV)

So I guess one must discern, is it the time for the dance, or is it the time to mourn? From whom will we take our cue? I suppose it depends on the tune and the kind of dance.