Fasting: Finding God in Our Sustenance

October 25, 2014

Just hearing the word “fasting” creates feelings of hunger. Is it really about not eating? Is this fasting thing some personal suffering way to manipulate God into come through for us – like, “I won’t eat, and then you do this thing I’m asking”? Or can we discover a practice that helps us recognize the power our appetites have on us and understand that fulfillment of any appetite won’t bring us the soul satisfaction we need? This practice is really about a method to remind us that our true sustenance is in God.