Today is Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent - and I cannot decide what spiritual discipline to take on for this season...so once again I am posting the prayer that was read last night while we watched the burning of the palms from last year - a prayer that offers a myriad of fasting/feasting options.
Fasting and Feasting
Fast from worry; Feast on trust.
Fast from words that hurt; Feast on words that heal.
Fast from anger; Feast on patience.
Fast from discontent; Feast on thanksgiving.
Fast from gossip; Feast on the courage to go to the source for more accurate understanding.
Fast from discouragement; Feast on hope.
Fast from bitterness; Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from suspicion; Feast on truth.
Fast from fear; Feast on love for stangers.
Fast from judging others; Feast on the Christ within them.
Fast from focus on differences; Feast on the love that unites us all.
Elizabeth Bloch's+ adaptation of William Arthur Ward's Lenten prayer.