Ash Wednesday

There's nothing quite like the desert landscape to remind one of fasting
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.

2 Comments on “Ash Wednesday

  1. This is a wonderful message, thank you. It changed my attitude on my way to work this morning, it’a always better to live in grace. Kind regards, Ruth

    • So glad, Ruth. And always remember to give that extra measure of compassion to yourself. May you have a graced Lent. Pat

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