Lent invites our detachment from the alluring consumer culture that surrounds us. Fasting is a way to abstain from the lure of the new, to live with what is now, already. Be content, be satisfied, be sated with what is already present, with the now.

-Br. Curtis Almquist,  SSJE

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A provocation for your day:

We are often lured to look to the next new thing. What is already in your life that you might take for granted? Be mindful of what is present in your life and where you have enough.

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