On fasting

The following is often attributed to Pope Francis – not likely according to Fr. Horton and his They Didn’t Say It blog. But nonetheless, it is great spiritual guidance by which to renew one’s 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 love.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressure and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy. F
  • ast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent as you listen.

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