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Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Lenten Reflection

Fast from judging others; feast on Christ living in them.
Fast from harsh words; feast on words that build up others.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Fast from worry; feast on God's providential care.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from facts that depress; feast on facts that uplift.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on silence with a purpose.

~Fr. Michael Bielecki. OSA

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