A Lenten Valentine

At a meeting I attended yesterday, the opening prayer included this reflection which seems especially fitting for Valentine’s Day, when we celebrate love (and any day, really).

Lent:  A Season for FASTING, A Season for FEASTING
IMG_0245[1]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 care.
FAST from complaining; FEAST on appreciation.
FAST from bitterness; FEAST on forgiveness.
FAST from self-concern; FEAST on compassion for others.
FAST from discouragement; FEAST on hope.
FAST from suspicion; FEAST on truth.
FAST from idle gossip; FEAST on silence with a purpose.
(source unknown)

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