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A Season of Fasting & Feasting
Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. A reflection by William Arthur Ward entitled Fasting and Feasting, illustrates the spirit of the Lenten season.
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:
Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in you.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life.
Fast from thoughts 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
I would like to thank Valoree Dowell who sent Holly this wonderful article on lent. Thanks for contributing to our blog.