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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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A Nice Place to Vomit: Notes for Mardi Gras 2015

Room to Vomit Eat and drink, saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words. [Proverbs 23:7-8]. Ancient Romans loved to eat and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Diet: Gut Feelings and Inner Peace

  Spiritual Diet — Gut Feelings and Inner Peace And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was … Continue reading

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Media, Technology & Willpower: Rewiring Our Self-control (2/2)

Willpower and Society Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect [Romans 12:2]. How much willpower is … Continue reading

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Sustainable Society: Index of Spiritual Health Indicators (1/2)

Spiritual Health of Society  When faith is weakened, the foundations of life also risk being weakened, as the poet T. S. Eliot warned: “Do you need to be told that even those modest attainments / As you can boast in the way … Continue reading

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Hunger for God: Spiritual Appetite of the Soul

Hunger for God And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents … And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he … Continue reading

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Bipolar Palate: Eating in a Disordered Society

  Food Demons Whenever a table was laid for Phineus, as soon as he would begin eating, the Harpies would swoop down upon him and snatch the food from his hands and lips. They finished their daily torment of Phineus … Continue reading

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Gluttony: Camouflaging Anxiety & Despair (1/2)

Gluttony and Our Spirit O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He loveth not the prodigals. [Quran 7:31]. Gluttony is a detour into unrestrained immersion … Continue reading

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Always Hungry – Never Full: Finding True Satisfaction

Satisfaction from Spiritual Food Do you often feel like parched ground, unable to produce anything worthwhile? I do. When I am in need of refreshment, it isn’t easy to think of the needs of others. But I have found that … Continue reading

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Wealth, Weight & Fat: Easing the Burden of Affluence

  Spiritual Health and Wealth Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God … when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and … Continue reading

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