During Lent, I am occasionally asked why do you fast? I won’t quote scripture here, rather the Greek poet Archilochus who lived around 650 years before Christ. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” Fasting is training.
It is training to control ourselves, our wants, our desires, and our passions. It can be a mental, physical, moral, and spiritual exercise.

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