39 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In Celebration of Discipline Richard Foster writes,  “Fasting must forever center on God.  It must be God-initiated and God-ordained….  Every other purpose must be subservient to God…. More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us.  This … Continue reading

38 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Since Lent is so closely associated with fasting, it seems a good time for us to think together about fasting.  First, hear this challenge from John Wesley, “Some have exalted religious fasting  beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have … Continue reading

37 – Lent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Today marks the beginning of Lent.  In the Book of Common Prayer (1979) we can read, “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, … Continue reading

12 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“The voluntary abstention from an otherwise normal function – most often eating – for the sake of intense spiritual activity.” “Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with your all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with … Continue reading