I have just heard of some Biblically based and nourishing recommendations for Lent
Joel 2 : 12 and 13
Do you want to fast this Lent ? Words from Pope Francis
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 filed 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.
These leave me wondering not only how this would change the life of an individual – but even more, how they would change the witness of the church in the world?! We would be more Christlike, a truer witness.