Lenten Thoughts II

A Lenten Reflection

 Fast from judging others; feast on

the Christ dwelling in them.

Fast from emphasis on differences;

feast on the unity of all life.

Fast from apparent darkness;

feast on the reality of light.

Fast from thoughts of illness;

feast on the healing power of God.

Fast from words that pollute;

feast on the phrases that purify.

Fast from discontent;

feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger;

feast on patience.

Fast from pessimism;

feast on optimism.

Fast from worry;

feast on Divine Providence.

Fast from complaining;

feast on appreciation.

Fast from negatives;

feast on positives.

Fast from unrelenting pressures;

feast on unceasing prayer.

Fast from hostility;

feast on nonresistance.

Fast from bitterness;

feast on forgiveness.

Fast on anxiety; feast on hope.

Fast from yourself; feast on a silent heart.


Add others of your own as you wish.


from Jeff Majewski, OFS

Secular Franciscan Order
Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

Divine Mercy Fraternity

Vero Beach, FL


Term expires: 2/10/2022

Fred Schaeffer, OFS

Helen Caldarone, OFS

Mary "Jean" McGovern, OFS

 Jack Reddy, OFS


Formation Director: 
Donna Haro, OFS



 Joanne Giordano, OFS


Fred Schaeffer, OFS

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