The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” — Matt 9:15
Only two days during Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, we are asked by the Church to fast in between meals and to limit our food intake at meals. However, many Catholics use Lent as a time to make a 40 day commitment to give up something that requires sacrifice. If you chose to give up a favorite food, perhaps you might think about going to another level and fasting from a nagging habit or tendency. On the other hand, if you are obsessively disciplined (rigid?) about some behavior, perhaps now is the time to fast from the addictive-like grip of regimentation. Take some time today and think deeply about what fasting means for you.