Lenten fasts have a tendency to be oriented toward things like giving
up food or television. But there are many other creative ways we can
welcome Jesusí healing touch this Lent. Below are some suggestions you may
want to consider.
Give your family an extra dose of love each day.
Fast from anger and hatred.
judgments, recall how Jesus overlooks our faults.
Fast from judging others.
Hold on to Jesusí
promise that he has a perfect plan for your life (Jer. 29:11).
Fast from discouragement.
When you find yourself
about to complain, close your eyes and recall some of the little moments
of joy Jesus has given you.
Fast from complaining.
forgiving those who may have hurt you.
Fast from resentment or bitterness.
Try to reduce
your spending by ten percent and give these savings to the poor.
Fast from spending too much money.
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