“If it were easy, it wouldn’t be a sacrifice,” my older son said to me this weekend.
And that is simply true. It is early in Lent, and Easter looks a long distance away.
Yet onward with this fast.
Why am I fasting? I have some good reasons – it is traditional, it frees some funds for charity, I need to lose 20 pounds to lessen the burden on my arthritis damaged hips and feet.
It gives my body a break from rich food, alcohol, sugar and meat.
Reasons, good reasons.
Sometimes we don’t have a “good” reason for fasting, though, in the fasting seasons. And then we should simply fast, cutting out meat, dairy, fish, sugar, alcohol. We live for a few weeks the way many people in the world must live all the time.
Sometimes the reason for the fast is simply obedience.
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