“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, and an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.”
reed (los angeles, u.s.a.) left: This year has seldom lent itself to quiet contemplation. Reflecting on my day for nineteen days offers me a beautiful reminder of a quote from the Hidden Words that once motivated me: “O my servant! The best of men are they that earn a livelihood by their calling and spend upon themselves and upon their kindred for the love of God, the Lord of all worlds.” Hopefully the Fast will enable me to recenter myself towards my calling.
ramez (oxfordshire, u.k.) right: The thing I enjoy most about the fast is the year that follows it. I am looking forward to the feeling of emerging from one year, somewhat cleansed by nineteen days of fasting, and enjoying the fruits life has to offer.