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We have begun lent!  I wonder what you have been thinking about, have you given something up or taken something on? This Lent I will be reading the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, “Saying Yes to Life” by Ruth Valerio, by all means join me and we can chat about what comes up in the book.

Those that know me will know that I have always struggled with fasting, I have always found it easier to pray with a full stomach, but if fasting is something you do here are some suggestions from Pope Francis …

Do you want to fast this Lent?

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries and have trust in God.
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.


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