Here is a timely commentary on the season from Patrick Deneen.
A quote from the article:
“The contrast between our “feast” days and our regular days has faded nearly to the point of indistinction. In America today, we are more likely to contend with obesity than starvation, with binge shopping than asceticism, with adult diabetes than scurvy. I don’t mean to minimize the genuine sufferings of the genuine poor, but many of our disadvantaged people today are far more wealthy and comfortable than even the wealthiest of the Pilgrims; poverty, “the middle class” and wealth are and have always been relative standards, points of comparison that reflect contemporary levels of material want or plenitude.”