Lenten Journey


Today we begin the Lenten season.  For me, Lent is a time to reflect more on God’s love and how this love is so evident in my life.  It is a time that calls me to reflect on my daily comings and goings seeking a greater mindfulness of God’s presence.   It also calls me to be more intentional in the way I give witness to God’s presence, God’s love through my life.

As we enter this holy time, you will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers as I hope I will be in yours. I have shared this prayer in the past but feel it has a lot of significance during the Lenten season.

Blessings during your Lenten journey,

Linda Markway, CSJ

The Fast Life

Fast from judging others;
Feast on Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from fear of illness;
Feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute;
Feast on speech that purifies.
Fast from discontent;
Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger;
Feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism;
Feast on hope.
Fast from negatives;
Feast on encouragement.
Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion.
Fast from suspicion;
Feast on truth.
Fast from gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm;
Feast on prayer that sustains.
Fast from anxiety;
Feast on faith.

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