I received this message from John who received it from Fr. Wayne of St. Barnabas.
I just had to share it, I love it!
My dear spiritual sons and daughters:
I copied this from an Orthodox site, written by an
Russian Orthodox priest's wife.
Congratulating everyone on having reached the middle of the Fast.
There's still time, even if it is later than we thought. Time to start the
struggle. Time to increase prayers.
Time to refrain from things we haven't gotten around to refraining from.
Time to make a positive difference, to visit the sick, to give alms, to be
nice to strangers, to be patient with loved ones.
God still loves us. There is still time.
If you haven't been to PreSanctified Liturgy or to an Akathist yet, there is
If today's lunch wasn't fasting, tomorrow's still can be.
If you didn't say Morning Prayers, you can still say evening prayers.
If you quarreled with someone who still lives, you can still make peace.
If you haven't been to confession and Holy Communion yet, Sunday approaches.
There is time to purchase egg dye and almonds and raisins for the festal
There is time to save oatmeal boxes, coffee cans, onion skins.... and your
Not over yet, but still halfway over.