The author of Matthew, echoes Noah, Moses, and Elijah, and describes Jesus fasting for forty days and forty nights. For one day this week, change your usual eating habits. Some of you may want to fast for the day, or skip a meal, and ponder the hungry of the world whenever you think about food. Others might forego a favourite staple, and consider the limitations that those with food restrictions face in their dietary choices. Whenever food comes to mind, or into your senses, during this day, use it as a time to pause and pray in thanksgiving and intercession.
For all those facing desert, or wilderness, or solitude: grounded-ness.
For all those tempted by want, or spectacle, or dominance: integrity.
For all those hungry or hurting or vulnerable: peace.