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Lenten Fasting and Feasting

Lent should be more than a time of fasting. It should also be a joyous season of feasting. Lent is a time to fast from certain things and feast on others.

 

Fast from judging others: feast on the Christ within 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 disconcent: feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger: feast on patience. 
Fast from pessimism: feast on optimism.
Fast from worry: feast on the divine order.

Fast from complaining: feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives: feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures: feast on 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 discouragement: feast on hope.
Fast from lethargy: feast on enthusiasm.

Fast from sluggishness: feast on discipline.
Fast from isolation: feast on friendship
Fast from tyranny: feast on liberation.