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Prayer & Reflection


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

Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in them
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life
Fast from thought of illness; feast on the healing power of God
Fast from words that pollute; feast on the 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 hope
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope
Fast from suspicion; feast on truth
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire
Fast from being so busy; feast on quiet silence
Fast from talking; feast on listening
Fast from trying to be in control; feast on letting go
Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that sustains

 

William Arthur Ward (American author, teacher and pastor, 1921 - 1994)


What other things can you fast from and feast on...?