The Church calls the Faithful during Lent to show our willingness to reform our lives.
Fasting or putting a limit on excess food and abstaining from meat is an ancient spiritual practice.
This is an invitation, not a demand, and it should be observed voluntarily.
When health or ability to work could be affected, one is cautioned to abstain and fast with moderation or not at all.
During this Lent, let us really fast from attitudes that prevent us from celebrating the Joy of the Gospel.
Fast from fear, closed mindedness, hatred, stubbornness, prejudice, judging or condemning others, selfishness and negative attitudes.
May our fasting, in any form be done in obtainable ways — not starving our bodies and souls but rather removing a habit to let a better one in and setting expectations within our capacities. We have nothing to fear in opening ourselves up for these changes for God has Called Us By Name to make this a Living LENT.
Lets get busy LIVING!