Love The Fast

By: Autumn Ayers

“I admit that each year as Lent approaches, I am pricked by a feeling of dread. Traditionally, the Lenten fast involves abstaining from certain foods (meat and meat products) and generally eating less in order to make us mindful of our dependence on God. Especially in the early days of the fast, this can mean genuine hunger and tiredness. This year, though, I am determined to ‘love the fast’, as the monks say. Exploring Lent as a form of creation care is helping me to view fasting as God instructed: a season ‘of joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts’ (Zechariah 8:19).”

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