Friday, February 19, 2010

Reflection on Fasting

Okay this reflection is timely... taken from Didache (I subscribe online and get their emails daily from http://www.kerygmafamily.com):

Lenten Party - Ariel Diaz
“Is this the manner of fasting I wish...” – Isaiah 58:5

I’ve associated fasting with eating less or not eating at all. That’s why Lent is such a difficult season for me. I love to eat! Chicharon, kare-kare, sinigang, pasta, extra rice etc… yummy!
But Lent is a feast too — a “party” if you will. It calls us to feast on fasting. To enjoy its benefits, not to endure it. To be more intimate with the Host of the season by allowing our spirit to splurge — on a “bottomless” drink of living water, an endless buffet of spiritual food and grace in abundance.

In a special way, it allows us to fellowship with those who benefit from our fasting — sharing food to the hungry, providing water to the thirsty, giving to those in need, forgiving our debtors and serving our King. Ariel Driz

REFLECTION:
What is my attitude towards fasting? Do I allow others to benefit from it?

Lord Jesus, thank You for this season… for the chance to enjoy this spiritual feast! Amen.

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