Tag Archives: J. I. Packer

Fasting and Repentance: Turning the Heart

Fasting and Repentance … Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort … Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. … Continue reading

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Fasting & Affluence: Does Prosperity Weaken Our Fast?

Fasting Amid Affluence  In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, out of step with the times. In fact, fasting has been in … 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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