Category Archives: Purifying the Soul

Soberness of Fasting in an Intoxicated Reality

Sobering Up by Fasting The purpose of fasting is to loosen to some degree the ties which bind us to the world of material things and our surroundings as a whole, in order that we may concentrate all our spiritual … Continue reading

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Fasting & Humility: Tailor-made Sackcloth for the Soul

 Fasting to Dress the Soul . . . I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. [Psalm 35:13]. A dose of voluntary self-deprivation such as fasting is often helpful in enhancing our devotional live and … Continue reading

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Our Mirror of Desires: Reflections of Our Soul

 Reflections on a Mirror Do not merely listen to the word [of God], and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at … Continue reading

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