4th Day of Lent 2011

Day 4:


Fasting (going without) is about coming to understand that there is nothing we can do to make ourselves more acceptable to God. We are accepted as we are. It also reminds us that we depend on God for everything.

Only 1% of the world’s water is drinkable. Fresh water is a closed system. There is the same amount in the world now as there was in Jesus’ time, or in prehistoric times.

Fast from coffee and tea (or your regular drink) today. Every time you think about having a cup, be reminded of your dependence on God for what you need, and what that means for Christians in Africa or Oceania without access to safe water.

Place an empty glass on your dark-blue place.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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