onsdag 25. februar 2009

Hva vil du gjøre i fasten?

Fasten er en tid for å nærme seg Gud, og for forsakelse og gode gjerninger. Her er noen forslag som kom i e-posten. Kanskje noen av dem kan gjøre fastetiden mer innholdsrik?

1. Pray the Rosary every day.
2. Receive Communion at Mass every day.
3. Go to Confession every Friday.
4. Pray the Family Rosary every day or once a week.
5. Pray in silence 20 minutes a day.
6. Make a Eucharistic visit every day.
7. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet (at 3:00 PM) every day.
8. Fast on bread and water one to three times per week.
9. Read a spiritual book.
10. Give a painfully large donation to charity.
11. Give a donation to charity instead of buying something for you.
12. Pray "Jesus, I love you!" in the first waking seconds of the day.
13. Listen to Catholic CDs.
14. Do something major to improve your marriage.
15. Volunteer anywhere: at your kid's school, homeless shelter
16. Visit a home for the elderly

17. Give up something you absolutely love, crave, or spend time on, or that annoys the people you love, including:

-television or your favorite television show
-television before a certain hour
-television AFTER a certain hour
-diet soda (brus)
-chocolate, and anything with chocolate flavor
-all snacks or desserts
-following your favorite sports team
-video games
-celebrity magazines
-booze (alkohol)
-a destructive, irresistable "friendship"
-foul language
-picking your nose
-driving when you could walk
-sleeping in late on the weekends
-sleeping an "extra" ten minutes in the morning
-not cooking breakfast for your kids
-shopping for clothes or food
-text messaging
-not stopping by your neighbors to say hello for weeks
-failing to visit or call your "not close by" relatives
-soap operas
-some of your "alone" time doing any hobby
-nagging your husband / wife
-interrupting others
-knitting, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, sudoku
-cigarettes, cigars, gum, mints
-cellphone calls in your car on the drive home
-bluetooth headset (harder than you think)
-eat your vegetables (even you adults)
-betting (tipping, lotteri)
-gossiping - say something nice instead
-stealing "little stuff" from your employer, including time online
-thinking about yourself when you wake up or go to sleep (pray instead)
-thinking about yourself when you drive (pray instead)
-buying anything you don't need

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2 kommentarer:

Inventus sa...

Du aner ikke hva denne teksten om spesielle forslag for fasten har betydd for meg! Jeg valgte å skrive om det i en egen tekst på min egen blogg. Gjengivelsen av mailen du har mottatt, har åpnet mitt sinn på mange, mange måter. Takk!

Anonym sa...

fin liste dette=) nei, det er vel mange gode forslag til faste her.

Be rosenkransen er en fin ting!=)