Today make the start of a 40 day journey to Easter. 40 days is significant because it is 1/10 of our year (our days) and the same amount of time Jesus spent in the desert after being baptized by John the Baptist. During these 40 days, we are asked to think about what is means to be ourselves this side of heaven. Who are we really? What are we becoming? What are we failing to become? The Lenten journey is meant to be reflective time of honestly and growth. Easter is coming! I love this prayer by William Arthur Ward.
Fast from fear: Feast on faith.
Fast from despair; Feast on hope.
Fast from depressing news; Feast on prayer.
Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger and worry; Feast on patience.
Fast from negative thinking; Feast on positive thinking.
Fast from bitterness; Feast on love and forgiveness.
Fast from words that wound; Feast on words that heal.
Fast from gravity; Feast on joy and humor.