During yesterday's phone conversation… We chatted about many things, and as we always do, we eventually made our way to the topic of Prayer, and that is when Auntie shared this passage with me from her Lenten Practices guidebook.
Fast from Discontent and Feast on Gratitude.
Fast from Anger and Feast on Patience.
Fast from Bitterness and Feast on Forgiveness.
Fast from Self-Concern and Feast on Compassion.
Fast from Discouragement and Feast on Hope.
Fast from Laziness and Feast on Commitment.
Fast from Suspicion and Feast on Truth.
Fast from Guilt and Feast on the Mercy of God.
You see? It's not about giving up sugar and chocolate (at least not in THIS situation!) and it's not even about a specific religious practice, rather it is about being a better person.
Eliminating: discontent, anger, bitterness, self-concern, discouragement, laziness, suspicion, and guilt.
And FEASTING on…
gratitude, patience, forgiveness, compassion, hope, commitment, truth, and the Mercy of God!