This is a season of fasting for some and I have been taught that to fast is to abstain from something that brings me pleasure. I read these words last week and their irritating rhythm keeps unfurling throughout this day.
Sometimes I find the most challenging acts of fasting are intentionally moving away from those behaviors and thought processes that are shallow caves of false security and self preservation and moving towards riskier, less desirable precipices of tenderness and integrity.
Depending on my choices – feasting is more challenging than fasting.
The verses above mean the most to me but the rest of these verses written by Bishop Arthur Lichtenberger can also be found here.