(Extracted from my church’s bulletin)

Fast from judging others;
Feast on the Christ who dwells within them.

Fast from emphasis on differences;
Feast the Spirit that unites.

Fast from words that pollute;
Feast on phrases that purify.

Fast from discontent;
Feast on gratitude

Fast from anger;
Feast on patience.

Fast from gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.

Fast from pessimism;
Feast on optimism.

Fast from worry;
Feast on trust.

Fast from complaining;
Feast on appreciation.

Fast from negatives;
Feast on affirmatives.

Fast from personal anxiety;
Feast on unceasing prayer.

Fast from hostility;
Feast on nonviolence.

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 the thoughts that weaken;
Feast on promises that inspire.

Fast from the darkness of sin;
Feast on the light of Christ.

Lent ends next week.


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