It’s Lent. Let’s have a feast!

It’s Ash Wednesday. We begin the discipline of Lent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Instead of just fasting from food William Arthur Ward invites us to feast on so many things . Would you like to join me?

• 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 sustains.

Wishing you a blessed and joy-filled Lenten journey.

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About rosefsp

I am a religious sister (yes, a nun!) from the Daughters of St Paul whose mission is to share the Good News. I love to read, write and take photos.
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9 Responses to It’s Lent. Let’s have a feast!

  1. Thank you for this guidelines on loving like Jesus did ❤

    • rosefsp says:

      You’re welcome! It sounds tough but I plan to take one feast each day for the season of Lent. I’m sure there are some which I need to repeat again and again.
      Let’s enjoy the journey!

  2. lyn,fsp says:

    Hi, Sr. Oseng ^_^ thanks for sharing these wonderful reflections with awesome pics! God bless…may we truly dwell on these “feasts”…am sure we’ll have Easter all the days of our life:) Pashare sa FB ha…Dios ti agngina unay!

  3. emel says:

    Ading, thank you very much!
    have a wonderful feast!! and a creative fast±±±
    xx

  4. carmen says:

    dear oseng,
    thanks for sharing me your reflection this ash wed and for this season of lent.
    have a fruitful journey on this season of lent.
    tanie

  5. crux says:

    Thanks for sharing your wealth of reflections & reminders. Yes, I hope to increase my “spiritual weight” this Lenten Season. So help me God!

    • rosefsp says:

      Good to hear from you, Crux. Kumusta na po?
      You’re most welcome.
      I’m sure you’ll get there, un tantino ogni giorno, vero?

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