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Lenten Fasting and Feasting

Director’s Reflection

Last year at this time, I shared with you a novel set of Lenten fasting and feasting…now the second half:

Fast from worry;
Feast on divine order.

Fast from complaining;
Feast on appreciation;

Fast from negatives;
Feast on affirmatives.

Fast from unrelenting pressures;
Feast on unceasing prayer.

Fast from hostility;
Feast on non-resistance.

Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.

Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion for others.

Fast from personal anxiety;
Feast on eternal truth.

Fast from facts that depress;
Feast on truths that uplift.

Fast from thoughts that weaken;
Feast on promises that inspire.

Fast from idle gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.

Fast from worry;
Feast on inner peace.

Author unknown

What do you think?

Lenten Reading: take the Lenten meditations by Alice Camille in the chapel vestibule or, if you are serious, get and read James Martin’s Jesus: A Pilgrimage.

And let us pray for/with one another.


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