A Different Kind of Fast

A Different Kind of Fast

Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?

-Isaiah 58:6-7 (NRSV)

Christine Valters Paintner, author of “A Different Kind of Fast, feeding our true hungers in Lent”, invites us to use this time of Lent to explore our deep hungers and invites us to a different kind of fast.

You’re invited to join us in a Zoom Lent Study Group starting on Ash Wednesday, 14th February at 2.00pm led by Rev. Suzanna. Each session will last 1 hour & 15 minutes.

Week 1: Embrace full presence to the moment

Fast from multitasking and inattention

Week 2: Embrace radical trust in abundance

Fast from anxiety over scarcity

Week 3: Embrace slowness and pausing

Fast from speed and rushing

Week 4: Embrace tenderness and vulnerability

Fast from strength and holding it all together

Week 5: Embrace unfolding and ripening

Fast from planning and deadlines

Week 6: Embrace mystery and waiting

Fast from certainty