A Godly Fast this morning

Below is a short poem by Madeline L’Engle entitled “Ascension, 1969”. As I read it I could not help but say to myself that I could have penned these same lines. They are heavy and earthbound. I hope this speaks to you as it did to me.


Pride is heavy.

It weighs.

It is a fatness of spirit,

an overindulgence in self.

This gluttony is earthbound

Cannot be lifted up.

Help me to fast,

to lose this weight!

Otherwise, O Light One,

how can I rejoice in your



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