Tag Archives: Gospel of Matthew

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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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 1 of 7)

Fasting to Obey God, for God-consciousness and for Purification Fasting is primarily an act of obedience by which we seek to please God. We are asked to fast in every major religion. Since we believe God requires fasting of us, we … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises: An Eloquent Silence (1/2)

Silence: Language of Patience For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my … Continue reading

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Spiritual Rest: Finding Peace in a Restless World

The Quiet Soul at Rest My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken …  Find rest, O my soul, in … Continue reading

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Sanctity & Culture: Winners & Losers in a Dysfunctional Society

Sanctity in a Dysfunctional Society … we [in modern society] make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings … Continue reading

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Fasting, Finance & Science: the Economics of Abstinence

Fasting, Finance & Science For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? [Matthew 16.26 (KJV)]. The weight loss industry carters … Continue reading

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Fasting for Spiritual Energy: Holiness, Halos and Ketone Bodies

Spiritual Energy: Halos & Ketones When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. [Exodus … Continue reading

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Graceful Cuisine: Nutrition, Diet and the Spiritual Brain

  Nutrition, Diet and the Spiritual Brain Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than … 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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Lent & Affluence: Fasting with a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth

. Lent and the Affluent Heart Fasting makes sense if it really affects our security, and also if a benefit to others comes from it, if it helps us to grow in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, who bends … Continue reading

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