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April 19th, 2014
So there goes Jesus spinning power on its head again. His power was not in crushing but in being crushed, triumphing over the empire’s sword with his cross. Mustard must be crushed, ground, broken for its power to be released. — Shane Claiborne


FAST from pointing out other people’s mistakes and shortcomings today.

PRAY for the courage to follow Jesus’ example.

GIVE — share with someone a spiritual experience you’ve had this Lent.

BONUS: Share your Lenten spiritual experience with us in the comments section below. We’d love to read it!

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March 18th, 2011

FAST from worrying today.
PRAY on Jesus telling you, ‘Be not afraid.’
GIVE $5 to your Fast Pray Give bowl.…

March 17th, 2011

FAST from being discouraged today.
PRAY for those without hope.
GIVE someone encouragement to try again.…

March 16th, 2011

FAST from heart-unfriendly foods today.
PRAY for open-mindedness.
GIVE awareness to others about heart disease.…

March 15th, 2011

FAST from judging people of other religious denominations.
PRAY for a better understanding of Islam in the United States.
GIVE time to read up on the truth about Islam.…

March 14th, 2011

FAST from telling even the tiniest of white lies today.
PRAY for radical honesty in your life.
GIVE to the relief efforts in Japan — here are a few ways you can do that.…

March 13th, 2011

FAST from littering today, or throwing recyclable material into the regular garbage.
PRAY for conservation of the earth’s natural beauty.
GIVE an hour today (or make plans to) for local community clean-up.…

March 12th, 2011

FAST from drinking alcohol (or another vice) today.
PRAY for people who struggle with addiction.
GIVE the money you’d spend on your vice to your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

March 11th, 2011

FAST — remember, don’t eat meat today.
PRAY for the courage to be proud of your Catholic identity.
GIVE time to your local church — sign up to volunteer for an activity during Lent.…

March 10th, 2011

FAST from unnecessary video clip watching on the internet.
PRAY that you have interesting experiences which bring you knowledge of the world.
GIVE the change in your pocket to your FPG bowl today. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

March 9th, 2011

FAST by eating just one meal today (and remember, no meat! — light snacks are ok)
PRAY that when you find yourself feeling alone you look for comfort not in society but in God.
GIVE time today to someone in your life you know is lonely.…

March 8th, 2011

Recommit to accomplishing a difficult task today.…

March 7th, 2011

Say your version of “bless you” if you hear someone sneeze today, even if it is a stranger.…

March 5th, 2011

No matter what the weather today, spend a little time observing something amazing in nature.…

March 3rd, 2011

Are you feeling lost today? Take 5 minutes to meditate or pray to center yourself.…

March 1st, 2011

Read something today about a topic you know nothing about.…

February 28th, 2011

Thank God for your individuality.…

February 27th, 2011

Life can get too serious. Play a game today for at least a half hour.…

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