Week of February 28, 2016

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Monday night we had a beautiful Lenten Prayer to open our Liturgy Committee meeting. I thought I would share it with you.

FEAST on Christ dwelling in orders and FAST fromjudging them.

FEAST on the unity of all life and FAST from emphasizing differences.

FEAST on trusting the Lord and FAST from the need to control.

 

FEAST on the healing power of God and FAST from thoughts of ‘illness.’

FEAST on words that encourage others and FAST from those that pollute.

FEAST on thankfulness and FAST from discontent.

FEAST on patience and FAST from irritability.

 

FEAST on hope and promise and FAST from pessimism.

FEAST on God’s fidelity and FAST from personal anxiety.

FEAST on appreciation and FAST from complaining.

 

FEAST on affirmation and FAST from gossiping.

FEAST on unceasing prayer and FAST from unrelenting pressures.

FEAST on openness and kindness and FAST from hostility.

 

FEAST on forgiveness and reconciliation and FAST from bitterness.

FEAST on compassion for others and FAST from self-centeredness.

FEAST on the divine order and FAST from worry.

FEAST on hope and FAST from discouragement.

 

FEAST on all that encourages and FAST from that which depresses.

FEAST on enthusiasm and FAST from apathy.

FEAST on truth and FAST from suspicion and doubt.

FEAST on dreams that inspire and FAST from thoughts that weaken.

 

FEAST on quiet serenity and FAST from sadness and despair.

FEAST on daily solitude and FAST from continual meaningless chatter.

FEAST on prayer that sustains and FAST from problems that overwhelm.

 

Our God is always calling us to the Feast, but before we come we are asked to fast.

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