A Time of Fasting?    versione testuale

We can fast
and feast 
this Lent:
Fast from judging others ... feast on the Christ indwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences ... feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness ... feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness ... feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute ... feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent ... feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger ... feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism ... feast on optimism.
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 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 discouragement ... feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress ... feast on truths that uplift.
Fast from lethargy ... feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion ... feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken ... feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow ... feast on sunlight of renity.
Fast from idle gossip ... 
feast on purposeful silence.


May this Lenten season be lived more intensely
as a journey to return to God with all our heart.
We invite you to watch and download the video:
"Lent: a time of calling" (Click Here)

   Artwork  of Sr. Joel Zarotiadou, FMM


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