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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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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 6 of 7)

Fasting to Overcome Habits, for Solitude and to Chastise the Body Do you fast? Prove it by doing good works. If you see someone in need, take pity on them. If you see a friend being honored, don’t get jealous … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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Resolutions to Please God: Changing Our Lifestyle

Resolutions Pleasing to God What does it mean, then, to worship God? It means learning to be with him, it means that we stop trying to dialogue with him, and it means sensing that his presence is the most true, the most … Continue reading

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Spiritual Dryness: Renewing the Listless Heart

Spiritual Dryness Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered. [Psalm 30:7 ]. I am sick at heart. How long, O Lord, until you restore me? Return, … Continue reading

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Divine Dialogue: Communion with God—the Essence of Prayer

Prayer: Divine Dialogue This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable … Continue reading

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Mystical Echoes: Amplifying the Divine Silence

Divine Silence . . . divine silence might just be an expression of God’s preferred mode of interaction, and that we need not experience his silence as absence … if we live out our lives in the conviction that God … Continue reading

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Fasting: A Personal Exodus into a Private Promised Land

 Fasting: A Spiritual Exodus . . . Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and … 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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Fasting As an Attitude: Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (2/2)

Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (cont.) The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted … Continue reading

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