Jesus was always telling his disciples, “Fear not.” So let’s fast from anxiety, fear and worry. God’s goodness permeates our lives. So let us trust in the goodness of the Divine. What a great Lenten practice!
Be not afraid
On this First Sunday in Lent, let’s fast from discouragement, and trust that the good that we do matters.
A lighthouse is a “good” that matters to many a sailor and traveller
This Saturday in Lent is a good day to fast from pessimism, and negativity. Be hopeful in your outlook on life.
Let your spirits be buoyant
Today’s suggestion for Lent is:
Fast from judging others. Remember how God overlooks our faults, and then remember Pope Francis’s words, “Who am I to judge?”
After all, everything is flawed
There’s nothing quite like the desert landscape to remind one of fasting
In today’s first reading from Joel we are asked,
Even now, says our God, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
There are many more ways to fast that could actually be more meaningful that limiting our consumption of food. So, for these first few days and the first week of Lent I will offer different ways of looking at a Lenten Fast.
Today: Let us fast from anger and hatred. Give those you live and work with an extra measure of compassion.