The Word Among Us

Lent 2018 Issue

When You Fast

It’s not all about food.

When You Fast: It’s not all about food.

Here’s a great irony: we love to eat, and God loves to feed us. We place a special value on meals shared in homes, and God has asked us to organize our worship at Mass around the idea of eating and drinking.

So why would he ever ask us to fast? If food is so central, it seems illogical that he would tell us to give it up in order to draw closer...

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