Clergy Reflection: Friday Of The Fourth Week

Friday of the Fourth Week

Fasting is a constant means of renewing oneself spiritually. Fasting breaks one out of the everyday routine. True fasting can humble us, reminding us of our dependency on God and brining fullness in our worship of God. Our spiritual roots in Christ can grow deeper in the fertile soil of our lives. The disci- pline of fasting breaks one out of the world’s routine. It is a form of worship - offering the body to God as a living sacrifice – holy and pleasing to God. (Romans 12:1) One day, three days, seven days, all 40 days, some food, all food – the details are not as important as your heart’s desire to satisfy God with worship and sacrifice.

Fr. Dean Panagos