The Word Among Us

Lent 2015 Issue

When You Fast . . .

Lent Is a Time for Breakthroughs

When You Fast . . .: Lent Is a Time for Breakthroughs

“Next week is Ash Wednesday,” said the mother to her three young boys. “This year, we’re going to give up candy and ice cream for Lent.” “Aw, Mom,” the youngest one replied, “we already give these up every day between bedtime and breakfast. Isn’t that enough?”

Deep inside, most of us can relate to this little boy. We don’t really like to fast, and we often wonder what the real value of fasting...

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