Sunday, March 25, 2007

lenten reflection

this was in our church newsletter here in australia (quoted from bishop arthur lichlenberger):

fast from criticism, and feast on praise;
fast from self-pity and feast on joy;
fast from ill-temper and feast on peace;
fast from resentment and feast on contentment;
fast from jealousy and feast on love;
fast from pride and feast on humility;
fast from selfishness and feast on service;
fast from fear, and feast on faith.

1 comment:

TP said...

Thanks Geoff. In all our conversations about contentment, I have never thought about resentment as an antithesis. But it seems fitting, maybe even profound!