Pastor's Corner

Lenten Litany on Fasting and Feasting

03-01-2020Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

Fast from judging others – Feast on seeing Christ within them.
Fast from emphasis on differences – Feast on the unity of life.
Fast from thoughts of illness – Feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute – Feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent – Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger – Feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism – Feast on optimism.
Fast from complaining – Feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives – Feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures – Feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility – Feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness – Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern – Feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety – Feast on eternal truth.
Fast from discouragement – Feast on hope.
Fast from lethargy – Feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion – Feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken – Feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow – Feast on the sunlight of sincerity.
Fast from idle gossip – Feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm – Feast on prayer that undergirds.
Fast from instant gratification – Feast on self-denial.
Fast from worry – Feast on divine providence and trust in God.
Fast from sin – Feast on the abundance of God's mercy.

Adapted from text of William Arthur Ward - American author, teacher and pastor, 1921-1994

God bless you!
Fr. Bob