Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some thoughts on fasting!

Perhaps you have already seen the following. Our pastor used it for his homily on the First Sunday of Lent. I was greatly touched and even convicted by the suggestions; perhaps they will be helfpul to you too. It is not too late to include them in our Lenten practices.

Perhaps we can...

Fast from judging others and Feast on God dwelling in them.

Fast from fear of illness and Feast on the healing power of God.

Fast from words that pollute and feast on speech that purifies.

Fast from pessimism and feast on optimism.

Fast from negative speech and Feast on affirmations.

Fast from bitterness and feast on forgiveness.

Fast from self-concern and Feast on compassion.

Fast from gossip and feast on purposeful silence.

Fast from problems that overwhelm and feast on prayer that sustains.

Fast from discontent and Feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger and Feast on patience.

Fast from suspicion and Feast on truth.

Fast from worry and feast on faith.

Fast from discouragement and Feast on hope!

1 comment:

Holy Water Salt said...

Thank you for the reminder.