40 Days of Lent: Day 22

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Day 22:  No meat today.




Today try to avoid meat.   Lenten practices of old (especially in the Catholic Church) featured fasting and the normal practice was no meat on Fridays.  Did you know that McDonald’s Filet of Fish came from accommodating that practice for their Catholic customers in the 60s.

The benefit of fasting can be good for your health, but the focus shouldn’t be just the abstinence from a particular food, but a focus on God.

So today, even though it is only one day, try to abstain from meat.





Looking for ideas?

If you are interested in fasting, this article by ShadesofGrace.org explains fasting and the different types of fasts very well.


If you are wondering what you can eat without meat, then take a look at this article by Buzzfeed with 21 ideas of meatless dishes.



PCUSA suggested readings for Daily Readings in Lent–Lectionary Year A

Ps. 23
1 Sam. 15:32–34
John 1:1–9


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