Thursday, March 5, 2009


Traditional Lenten fasts have a usual tendency to be oriented toward things like giving up food or entertainment. But there are many other creative ways we can welcome Jesus' Healing Touch this Lent.

1. Fast from anger and hatred. Give your family an extra dose of love each day.

2. Fast from judging others. Before making any judgments, recall how Jesus overlooks our faults.

3. Fast from discouragement. Hold on to Jesus' promise that He has a perfect plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11).

4. Fast from complaining. When you find yourself about to complain, close your eyes and recall some of the little moments of joy Jesus has given you.

5. Fast from resentment or bitterness. Work on forgiving those who may have hurt you.

6. Fast from spending too much money. Try to reduce your spending by ten percent and give these savings to the poor.

Just A Reflection . . .

We miss somebody.
We feel there's a vacuum deep within our hearts.
We feel we need a relationship.

We are longing for something . . .

To love and to be loved?
To care and to be taken cared of . . .
To befriend and be a friend.

That means there is a space in our hearts.

This day is a beautiful day to accept God's offer.

To allow Him to enter into our hearts.

To fill in the vacuum and emptiness,
To satisfy our longingness.
To offer our love and allow Him to be our lover,
To care for us and to be our friend.

Let us just offer our hearts.

Let us pray for one another.
May God be praised at all times!