Fasting is a way of fastening on to what is most important, that first love, that ultimate desire, our beginning and our end: to know God and love God and serve God. Fasting in some form during Lent may open space within you to receive what Jesus called “the food that will last forever” and give you both the freedom and the focus to share that food – literally and symbolically – with a world that is starving for what Jesus promised.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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