Monday, February 19, 2007


Goodbye to Meat!
I can't imagine
Giving up meat for a month

Or for 40 days, not counting Sundays;
Not to mention celebrations;
Or wine, or rich foods.

But if I did, or if I had to
Perhaps I would throw a party;

And say: "Goodbye to Meat"

People give up other things
Take on other fasts.

What is the fast that God asks of you?
What sacrifice?

Perhaps it isn't about meat at all.

I need to say goodbye to some of the chaos.
Say goodbye to some of the busywork.

Clean out my soul and make it ready for new missions, new ways to help.

I need to make room.

I need to prepare for the risen Lord.

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