This is the time of year that people throughout Tampa and the State of Florida prepare for the upcoming event called Gasparilla. It is a series of parades that lead up to the opening of the Florida State Fair. The parade krewes gather their costumes and beads, and ready their floats for the public display. It's definitely a fun time if you like that sort of thing. It draws you into the fantasy world of Jose' Gaspar and his search for treasure. As with anything, there is good and bad. The good of this is that each of the krewes sponsor a charity and raise money through fees and membership dues. The bad is that there are days of drinking, public intoxication, and nudity, all in the name of fun. If you decide to get involved in this type of activity, be the example of good and show everyone that you follow Jesus. Make it into an opportunity to spread the gospel instead of debauchery. God can use anything for His glory!
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:3-4