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Fasting and Feasting

Lent should be more than a time of fasting.  It should also be a joyous time of feasting.  Lent is a time to fast from certain things and to feast on others.  It is a season in which we should:

The Holy Face of Jesus

  • 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 strengthens.

These wonderful thoughts are from William Arthur Ward (American author, teacher and pastor, 1921-1994.)

The image of Our Savior is after the Shroud of Turin and is from a pamphlet from Tan Books.

Fr. George McKenna

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March 3, 2012 - Posted by | Bulletins



    Comment by GEORGE LUX | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  2. Thanks for passing along Father William Ward’s positive thoughts from your boundless archives Father George . . . You’re still ‘batting’ a thousand . . .
    Such a blessing to find your smiling face and ‘love notes’ to all of us each time we click onto your blog site!
    Bless your precious heart. . . .
    mary lou

    Comment by Mary Lou Wingert | March 5, 2012 | Reply

  3. thank you for the beautiful post!!! I love you xoxoxox

    Comment by patty | March 7, 2012 | Reply

  4. Thank you Fr George, lovely piece and the pic of the Holy Face is beautiful I have added to my prayer book. Many thanks, Susan

    Comment by Susan | March 21, 2014 | Reply

  5. THank you you are so precious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 3, 2014 | Reply

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