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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fasting From My Modern-Day Idols (part 2 of 3)

Some ‘good habits’ which I might want to start cultivating in my life may include:

Prayer: time alone in prayer, praying with others, praying prayers I really enjoy, praying in the car instead of radio/music, getting to a daily Mass or 2 in the week, Adoration (1 hr./wk.?), Rosary, Mercy Chaplet, listing things I’m grateful for & thanking God for them, sharing your frustrations & joys with Jesus, journaling, crying, kneeling, silence, Stations of the +, visiting a church, a priest or a religious.

Spiritual Food: reading the Bible (try James, Esther, 1st John, Luke, Job, or the Psalms) & a spiritual book, listening to a spiritual CD, silence, going on retreat, pilgrimage, visiting a religious community,

Relationships: time with family/spouse/children/parents/g-parents, etc., quality time with a friend (take a walk or drive, share a meal), re-connecting with someone I really should, reaching out to a person who needs it, asking forgiveness, praying for grace to forgive someone, expressing forgiveness, writing a letter, loving others.

These are just a few ideas. Let’s get started!

+Br. Philip Maria Allen, CFR
Most Blessed Sacrament Friary
Newark, NJ
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