For today’s devotional, I offer you some words that have been inspiring me this week. The following liturgy speaks to the kinds of choices we are called to make every day – the seemingly small choices we make in our hearts about how we live in this world. I pray that at least a few of these words will speak truth to you, comfort you, convict you, or inspire you. May they help us to slow down enough to choose love today.

The Fast Life

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Fast from judging others;
Feast on Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from fear of illness;
Feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute;
Feast on speech that purifies.
Fast from discontent;
Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger;
Feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism;
Feast on hope.
Fast from negatives;
Feast on encouragement.
Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion.
Fast from suspicion;
Feast on truth.
Fast from gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm;
Feast on prayer that sustains.
Fast from anxiety;
Feast on faith.