Mar 2, 2009

A Lenten Reflection

This is a Lenten reflection that was sent to me. The author, as far as I know, is anonymous.

One of the things I forget during the Lenten Season is that just because I am fasting certain things doesn't mean it's not a season of feasting. In fact, to balance the fast, it needs to have elements of feasting.

I hope this blesses you as much as it does me.

Fast from judging others;
feast on the presence of God within each person.

Fast from focusing on differences;
feast on the unity of all life.

Fast from apparent darkness and gloom;
feast on the reality of light and enthusiasm.

Fast from thoughts of illness;
feast on the healing power of God.

Fast from discontent;
feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger;
feast on patience.

Fast from pessimism;
feast on optimism.

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 facts that depress;
feast on promises that inspire.

Fast from idle gossip;
feast on purposeful silence.

Fast from shadows of sorrow;
feast on the brilliance of Resurrection!

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