Leader: Lent is a time for fasting but also a season for joyous feasting!
During Lent, the church calls on us to fast from certain things and feast on others
Side 1: Side 2:
Fast from judging others…. feast on 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 God’s healing power,
Fast from works 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 prayers.
Fast from hospitality…. feast on nonresistance
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 discouragement … feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress… feast on truths that uplift
Fast from lethargy … feast on enthusiasm
Fast from suspicion … feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken… feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow… feast on sunlight of serenity
Fast from idle gossip… feast on purposeful silence.
A Time for God, the Saint Louis University Prayerbook, http://slu.edu/prayerbook/2010/02/17/a-lenten-prayer-how-to-fast/
Cindee Case, MAPS
Director of the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.