March 8, 2019

Matthew 9:14-15

The practice of fasting is important to the disciples of John the Baptist. They ask Jesus why his disciples do not fast. Since fasting was typically a sign of mourning, Jesus responds to them by telling them that this is a time for joy. He, the bridegroom, is with them. The time for fasting will come when he is no longer with them.

 Do I fast while carrying out my own pursuits? At the end of the day, am I still fighting and quarreling with others? You ask me to forgive, to feed, to share, to clothe. I will reexamine my methods and motives this Lent in an earnest attempt to please you.

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