2nd WEEK OF LENT 2 MESSAGES TO ENJOY
Let’s try how each of needs to transform our figure to the amazing Image of God
2 MESSAGES TO ENJOY
1) FAST AND FEAST DURING LENT
When we hear about Fasting, often and always it reminds us of abstinence from food. But there are certain areas, which will help us to be more holy if we can fast; at the same time, we can feast on certain levels of our lives.
Fast from Suspicion and Feast on Truth
Fast from Complaining and Feast on Appreciation
Fast from Judging and Feast on Christ with in others
Fast from Idle Gossip and Feast on Purposeful Silence
Fast from Anger and Feast on Forgiveness
Fast from Discouragement and Feast on Hope
Fast from Worry and Feast on Trusting God
Fast from Unrelenting Pressures and feast on Unceasing Prayer
Fast from Lethargy and Feast on Enthusiasm
Fast from Emphasizing the Differences and Feast on The Unity
Fast from Thoughts of Illness and Feast on the Healing Power of God
2) TAKE INTENTIONAL ACTION AND ENJOY!
In our preparation for Easter, God in His providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.
Practice prayer from the beginning. Paint your house with the colours of modesty and humility. Make it radiant with the light of justice. Decorate it with the finest gold leaf of good deeds. Adorn it with the walls and stones of faith and generosity. Crown it with the pinnacle of prayer. In this way, you will make it a perfect dwelling place for the Lord. You will be able to receive him as in a splendid palace, and through his grace you will already possess him, his image enthroned in the temple of your spirit. Prayer stands before God as an honored ambassador. (By Saint John Chrysostom)
Life on Earth is a valuable chance we have, to nurture our care for the poor and needy. The time to act is now, or it may be too late. God treat us as free moral agents who may shape their eternal destiny by the choices that they make in the present. So let us take this period of Lent as a chance to bridge the distance between our fellow human beings , to share the message of love , mercy, spread happiness and prosperity.