Fasting: Lent

Vow to get started: (Calhoun & Foster) Working with the assumption that fasting(s) of various kinds and duration were practiced by Jesus and are normative to the spiritual growth of the people of God, and feeling led to deepen my Lenten practice by cooperating with the person and work of the Holy Spirit in the shaping of my soul, in self-denial I will set aside some aspect of my appetites, cravings and attachments—and the entitlements behind them—in order to concentrate more deeply on God and his work in me. Setting aside judgments, in fasting I seek to notice any compulsions or addictions in me and then repent, re-think or reorder my life as needed…I will let my practice of emptying or relinquishment remind me that Jesus will accompanies me in life and will satisfy me…as I do this I peacefully leave the outcomes of fasting completely in the hands of God…