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Let's Fast From Fear


Valentine’s Day traditionally is a day of joy and love, not just celebrated by people in love but also by school children all over the United States. I remember giving valentine cards to every member of my fourth grade class at St Charles Grade School in Burlington.

Valentine’s Day 2018 is especially unique because in the Christian Tradition it was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent is a 40-day period that involves spiritual practices of fasting, praying and almsgiving. As I grew up, I remember Lent as a sacred time when I could change my life positively. Fasting taught me that to sacrifice my urges made me a stronger spiritual person. I learned to develop my will power when I gave up candy or meat. I became stronger at saying “No