Erika’s Fragile Day Guidelines*: This is not a work day; it is a day for resting and healing your body and your spirit. Eat food that is healthy and good for your immune system, but also that helps you feel loved and comforted. Do not indulge in Feast Day foods – what we use to Feast will not often help us to heal, and you want this day to be different.
*I made this up. You can make your own up. This is not codified.
So we have Feast Days and Fast Days laid out in the church calendar. And then there are “other” days – neither feast nor fast.
Most of these “other” days are Fierce Days – read more info HERE.
Sometimes our flesh is too sick, too weary, too overwhelmed to go forth and do the work God has given us to do. Sometimes we need rest and healing. Jesus took breaks – leaving the disciples and taking time to rest and pray. We may be emboldened to follow his example and have a Fragile Day.
A Feast Day is breaking from the normal day-to-day to celebrate, to put energy out, to revel in creation and God’s glory. A Fragile Day is breaking from the normal day-to-day to rest, to accept energy in, to ask for help and healing from God.
So, to be VERY clear – this is not an Episcopal Church thing. This in an Erika-created thing to help with her observations of Feast and Fast Days, which are Episcopal Church Things.
When are we Fragile?
- Any day that is not a Feast or a Fast Day
Basically: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (unless a Feast falls on those days).
- Sometimes a Feast or a Fast Day
We can’t pick when we need healing. Sometimes the calendar may say to Feast, but we instead must rest and only drink ginger ale and eat saltines. Sometimes the calendar may say to Fast, but we instead must consume calories to give our body energy to heal. Many religions give exceptions to people who are pregnant, or nursing, or sick – they need to observe a mandated Fast. You need not if you are Fragile.