FASTING and Feasting
Fast from complaining and feast on appreciation.
Fast from bitterness and feast on forgiveness.
Fast from idle gossip and feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from judging others and feast on the Christ within them.
Fast from emphasis on differences and feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness and feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness and feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute and feast on phrases that uplift.
Fast from anger; feast on patience;
Fast from pessimism: feast on optimism.
Fast from worry; feast on divine order.
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressure; feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility; feast on nonresistance.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion to others.
Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow, feast on the sunlight of serenity.
Fast from discouragement and feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress and feast on anything that inspires.
Fast from lethargy and feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion and feast on truth.
Fast from problems that overwhelm us; feast on prayer that gives us the strength to get through.
What will be your fast? What will be your feast?