Archive for 'Fasting'

On Fasting and Feasting

Matthew 9: 14-15 Is 58:1-9a/Ps 51:3-6ab,18-19 Can the wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is with them? (Matthew 9:15) No one fasts on a wedding feast, Or abstain in a celebration; But during Lent the parties cease, For fasting and mortification. The disciples of John came to Jesus, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees […]

True Fasting of Love

Mark 2: 18-22 1Sm 15:16-23/Ps 50:8-9,16-17,21,23 . . . no one pours new wine into old wineskins. (Mark 2:22) Everything has its time and place, With eyes of love must life be viewed. We can’t go back to our old ways Now that our life has been renewed. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were […]

A Time for Fasting

Luke 5: 33-39 1 Cor 4:1-5 / Psa 37 Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast. (Luke 5:34-35) Nothing will last, but in its place, The old will be […]

Fasting and Feasting

Luke 5: 33-39 Col 1:15-20 / Psa 100:1-5 Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast. (Luke 5:34-35) Nothing will last, but in its place, The old will be replaced […]

Essence of Fasting

Matthew 9: 14-17 Gen 27:1-5,15-29 / Ps 135: 1-6 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. (Matthew 9:15) All things have their time or season A time to feast, a time to fast; If we must fast, the main reason Must be to put our […]

On Fasting and Feasting

Matthew 9: 14-15 Isa 58: 1-9a/ Ps 51: 3-4. 5-6ab. 18-19 Can the wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is with them? (Matthew 9:15) No one fasts on a wedding feast, Or abstain in a celebration; But during Lent the parties cease, For fasting and mortification. The disciples of John came to Jesus, saying, “Why […]