As I look at today’s Lenten Action based on 4.34-40 of the Rule, I was immediately challenged to look at my eating habits of late and admit I have been guilty of being “a great eater”. I had planned to cut down considerably during Lent but haven’t paid much attention to that promise. At least for today I can make the promise to think before I eat and to counteract my appetite with a walk outdoors. This call to moderation is a hard one for me because of what tends to lie beneath the overindulging. For me this is usually a way to avoid something by staying “busy”.
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