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February 25th, 2010
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” — Kahlil Gibran

Fast from buying anything today.

Pray for the wisdom to see and act when others are in need.

Give: Plan a day in the near future for volunteer service.

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  • Christy

    I think it’s a little bit more of a challenge, because I tend to fast from things I know I can do without (like candy, booze, chocolate, online gaming, etc). But each day is a surprise, and I have to try hard to stick to each challenge for the day. Some of them have been easy (like today) and some of them have been difficult (like the dairy products). I think it might be more meaningful because we don’t get to strategically choose what we will and will not fast from.

  • Tammy

    re: not knowing ahead…
    I often don’t get to read this until later in the day…after I’ve already had the “fast” item (i.e., breakfast, dairy). It does make it interesting, but I’m really enjoying the inspiration and guidance.

  • Tracey

    Is a fast more meaningful when unplanned? For instance, I REALLY need to purchase a couple of needed things today, but I am sticking with the Fast/Pray/Give calendar (I like how it helps me focus). But, if I knew yesterday that I would be fasting from buying today, I would have already gotten what I needed yesterday. This may or may not make my day today easier–I’d still be fasting from buying. But now I’m suffering a bit today not making my purchases–does it make the fast more meaningful or is a fast a fast?

    This thought occurred to me because, often, when we fast during Lent, we know what and when ahead of time. Not so with this calendar here. Thoughts?

  • Catherine Mifsud

    My students and I are enjoying our Lenten journey and today we came up with a great idea… instead of buying anything, we will just steal something. No, kidding, in all honesty we look forward to each day’s Lenten challenge. I offered my students extra credit to write their own Fast Pray Give and one student came up with the following:

    “A man should never neglect his family for business” – Walter “Walt” Disney

    Fast from getting too wrapped up in work.
    Pray in thanksgiving for the gifts of friends & family.
    Given by spending some quality time with friends & family.
    -Alex, Freshmen

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    Thanks for all the work you do!

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