Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Season of Lent

 Actual Good Friday Sky
The Season of Lent 
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.

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