Friday, September 29, 2023

The Disciples' Fast

Friday after Ash Wednesday
Gospel text
Mt 9:14-15
Then the disciples of John approached him and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast (much), but your disciples do not fast?”
Gospel's Commentary
Today we speak about “fasting”. And what is it about? To eat and drink less than what I would like to. And, why is that? To offer God a little self-denial, a little sacrifice. In this way we, have our little ascent to the Cross of Jesus too. Further, do not forget: “the happier your belly the more asleep your soul”. -The best fasting is “the fasting of my will”: that is to say, to stop being whimsical, to obey when I am asked to do something, to listen to others, to give up some of my plans so as to adapt to the preference of others…

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