A Place at the Table: Day 4

Sunday – Breakfast tasted so good! I didn’t get to sit and relish it as I would have liked – Sunday mornings are always crazy in a pastor’s house. Nevertheless, it was a real treat.

Morning worship went well. I felt my sermon came together in a special way, and I attribute that (at least in part) to the heightened spiritual focus the fast has brought to each day this past week.

I made sure to savor our church’s weekly Sunday afternoon fellowship meal.  I always enjoy it, but I appreciated this potluck (and the choices it offered) more than usual.   I eagerly went back for seconds and then dessert. Afternoon coffee on Sundays becomes a necessity around 3:30pm. Boy, was I glad to have it!

In the past, whenever I gave up soda or dessert or my nightly Tazo chi tea latte for Lent, I always kept the fast going on Sundays. I figured indulging myself would only make giving it up again more difficult come Monday. This time, I have decided to embrace the rhythm of fast and feast.  We’ll see how tomorrow goes.  But I can definitely say that a feast in the midst of the fast made Sunday a truly joyous day.  And that’s how it should be.

Lord, thank you for all you provide.  Help me to celebrate every Sunday as a mini-Easter.  Amen.

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