Noise Fast

So much of our life is filled with noise from the radio to our televisions.  Today try to spend as much time as possible in silence.  Use ear plugs of noise cancelling headphones if you need to.  Do as much you can to give your mind and ears a rest from noise.  What do you hear in the silence? … [Read more...]

Party Like It’s Sunday

Sunday for Christians is always a feast, just as Friday is traditionally always a fast--each week, through our eating, we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ.  On Friday we ate nothing, as we realized the emptiness of a world without Jesus, but now on Sunday we celebrate as though it is a wedding feast and the happy couple have arrived.  So eat something sweet, drink a little, eat for happiness as much as health.  We Christians are not known enough for our parties and that is a … [Read more...]

A Prayer for Mealtimes

Fast from all food or caloric drinks until 5 PM During your fast, perhaps at the time you would normally eat a meal, write a prayer for your mealtimes.  Try to incorporate thanksgiving for all of the aspects of the meal--the creation, the laborers who brought the meal from the land, those who prepared the food.  Also, think about the aspects of the meal that may not be pleasing to God--the animals that may have been abused, the land that might have been destroyed, the farm workers who may … [Read more...]


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