Nativity: 40 (27) days of Fasting

Dear Comunidad,

I was raised in a Christian tradition that not only recognized a church calendar but lived it on a daily basis. The church calendar was one manifestation of Holy Tradition that informed our daily lives, creating rhythms and cycles that brought the Gospel to life. I didn’t necessarily understand the traditions growing up, but as an adult, I have found comfort, nourishing and grounding in my upbringing. The rituals, the repetitions and the cycles of the church year are the foundation on which my inner spiritual self is built.

Millions of Christians around the world are currently observing the Nativity Fast (one of four Canonical Fasting Seasons), a period of abstinence and repentance in preparation of the Nativity of Christ.  As we approach the second Sunday in the Nativity Fast, we have an opportunity to draw closer to Godde.

  • by turning our eyes and hearts towards others in community
  • by turning our eyes and hearts towards others in forgiveness
  • by turning our eyes and hearts towards others in repentance
  • by turning our eyes and hearts towards Godde in prayer
  • by repairing what is broken in your life, relationship with others and yourselves

How will you be observing this joyous fast?

Recibir a Cristo,
Eva

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