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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 7/7)

Fasting: Divinely Approved and Rewarded And this shall be to you a law for all time: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall practice self-affliction…For on this day atonement shall be made for you … Continue reading

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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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Aging in a Divine Reality: Fasting, Aging and Long Life

Fasting, Aging and Long Life Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? [Job 12:12 NIV]. Aging is a natural course that becomes more difficult when we remove our thoughts from remembrance of the Divine Reality. Without a … Continue reading

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World-class Fasting: Personal Best in an Impersonal World

Fasting: Testing Our Personal Best Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But … Continue reading

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Pride and the Fasting Ego: “What’s in It for Me?”

Pride and the Fasting Ego Abba Isidore said, “If you fast regularly, do not be inflated with pride; if you think highly of yourself because of it, then you had better eat meat. It is better for a man to … Continue reading

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