Reflection Date: February 27, 2023
Part of our struggle to be holy is to get out of ourselves and to mature in the sense of solidarity, to grow in awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of the poor.
Reflection Date: February 24, 2023
We do little something to fulfil our religious obligation, like fasting a day, or abstaining from meat or going to church, and then expect to be immediately recognized and rewarded by God for it.
Reflection Date: September 3, 2021
In today's Gospel, it is observed that while John's disciples and the Pharisees fast often, Jesus' disciples eat and drink. Jesus replies to them that people do not fast when the bridegroom is with them.
Reflect, today, upon your approach to fasting and other penitential practices. Do you fast? Do you make regular sacrifices so as to strengthen your will and help you to turn more fully to Christ? Or has this healthy spiritual practice been somewhat neglected in your life?