Friends of the Rosary:
In the Gospel of Matthew (9:14-15), people ask Jesus why his disciples do not fast. He says that as wedding guests they will not fast while he, the Bridegroom, is with them.
But “the days will come,” He says, “when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”
Bishop Barron explained that “we fast because we have a hunger for God, which is the deepest hunger.”
We’re meant to feel hunger so that it can direct us toward God.
“If we allow the superficial hunger of our lives to dominate, we never reach the deepest hunger.”
“Fasting is a way of disciplining the hunger for food and drink. It is a way of quieting those desires by not responding to them immediately so that the deepest desires emerge. Unless you fast you might never realize how hungry you are for God.”
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York