Menu For Lent ~ Fast Or Feast
Lent is a time of preparation for the death of Christ on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is a period of 40 days of repentance, with prayer, fasting and abstinence, and Confession.
Lent begins on February 26, 2020, Ash Wednesday. Remember that “the act of putting on ashes symbolizes fragility and mortality, and the need to be redeemed by the mercy of God” (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, no. 125).
Fast for judging others; feast on Christ dwelling in them
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life
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 complaining; feast on appreciation
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives
Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope
Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm
Fast from suspicion; feast on truth
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast from promises that inspire
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence
Fast from problems that overwhelm, feast on prayer that sustains
We live in time like never before of spiritual poverty, you don't have to look very far to see all of the confusion in our land. We have many faiths, places of worship, and the Holy Bible at our fingertips, yet we are at war in our own homes, anger and division is widespread. This is why I feel compelled that we all need to work together to bring us back to the fundamentals of the Founding Fathers of our country -- prayer.
So, I encourage you this Lent to join me in gazing at the crucifix praying the Lord's Prayer. To let these words each day absorb into our souls and transform our lives. May it guide us to make Christ the center of our lives even more than now.
The Lord’s Prayer.
9 “This is how you are to pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread;
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
13 and do not subject us to the final test,
but deliver us from the evil one.
14 If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.
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