Friday, March 09, 2007

A Meditation for Lent

by the Rev. Roger Bowen

Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Fast from criticism; feast on praise.
Fast from self-pity; feast on joy.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from jealousy; feast on love.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from selfishness; feast on service.
Fast from Fear; feast on faith.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from concern; feast on compassion from others.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude

HT to Danielle Strickland(again!) for pointing me in the direction of this Lent Meditation


nick said...

Hi John, thanks as always for the encouragement - it's nice to be missed?!

Thanks also for the meditation, we're starting an experiment with 'table church' tomorrow and the meditation is something I reckon we can use.

(I think we robbed ourselves against the Irish! Maybe next year!)

John said...

You're very welcome mate.

We must have a ruby some time!

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Anonymous said...

Challenging stuff. Thanks
God bless ya
Maria Toth