Fasting and Feasting

A message for those observing the season of Lent.

Fast from hate, feast on love
Fast from anger, feast on kindness
Fast from worry, feast on calm
Fast from gossip, feast on compliments
Fast from lying, feast on truth
Fast from fear, feast on courage
Fast from boasting, feast on humility
Fast from arguments, feast on reconciliation
Fast from violence, feast on peace
Fast from withholding, feast on giving
Fast from greed, feast on generosity
Fast from sadness, feast on joy
Fast from guilt, feast on forgiveness
Fast from hurry, feast on patience
Fast from isolation, feast on fellowship
Fast from bondage, feast on freedom
Fast from stereotype, feast on originality
Fast from limitation, feast on liberation
Fast from distraction, feast on meditation
Fast from apathy, feast on caring
Fast from cursing, feast on blessing
Fast from teasing, feast on teaching
Fast from shoving, feast on embracing
Fast from shouting, feast on singing

And so on, and so on…
We have the power to choose… to starve on the negative, or feast on what is positive.
To deny the hurtful and self-destructive and embrace the empowering…
Or choose darkness and sin over the light and salvation.

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About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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