Tag Archives: Gospel of Matthew

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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Scriptural Foundations of Fasting

Fasting: Scriptural Foundations Every major religion encourages fasting. The Torah, Gospels and Qur’an, directly or indirectly, prescribe fasting as a required religious practice. Hindu scriptures exhort adherents to ascetic exercises that include extreme fasting. Buddhism recommends fasting as a spiritual exercise to develop discipline, restraint and self-control. … Continue reading

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