Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Fast and Feast in Lent
A friend gave me a card with this a few years ago. I think she found it on the internet, but I am not sure from where it originally came. Whatever your thoughts on Lent, I think it gives a lot to think about at any time of year.

• Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in 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 discontent; feast on gratitude.
• Fast from anger; feast on patience.
• Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
• Fast from worry; feast on divine order.
• Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
• Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
• Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing 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 discouragements; feast on hope.
• Fast from facts that depress; feast on verities that uplift.
• Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm.
• Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
• Fast from shadows of sorrow; feast on the sunlight of serenity.
• Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
• Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that undergirds.

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At 22 February, 2007 04:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm, 'nice' little reminder there...

At 23 February, 2007 02:14, Anonymous susan said...

gdGreat post. This is my first time to celebrate Lent so I appreciate this list.

At 24 February, 2007 09:00, Anonymous Jenn said...

Thank you for that. I think I'll print that out for myself :)

At 03 March, 2007 17:31, Blogger Keziah said...

I'm glad you've all appreciated it. I'm certainly finding it very helpful. If anyone finds out where it came from, please let me know so I can credit them properly.

At 03 March, 2007 22:47, Anonymous Barbara said...

Wow. That is something. Might be needing to copy that out in my journal,...and maybe keeping a copy in my bible....and maybe tacking it on every vertical surface in my house to keep my mind focused on things above! Much appreciated! I really enjoy your blog.

At 07 March, 2007 19:47, Blogger Jess said...

Interesting list.

I found you throgh the blog party, and I'm glad I did- I've enjoyed looking around your blog.


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