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.