Monday, February 23, 2009

Heart Check


Hearing a comment the other day, it made me examine my motivations more closely for fasting and abstinence. A lady said, "I can't wait for Lent because I have to lose 23 lbs for my swimsuit to fit!"

Do I fast and abstain to perfect my body or to perfect my soul?

That's me away.

3 comments:

Deo Optimo Maximo said...

Great insights as always! :)

A national gathering of Plain Catholics is a wonderful idea!

Clear Creek sounds like a good place to start! I've heard there are many homesteading/homeschooling/ farming families living around the monastery!

Please keep me posted!

God bless!

bilbannon said...

I've wondered the same thing.
Dieting has replaced fasting. Soon it will be in the confessional: "for your penance, avoid croque-monsieur at that French bistro that opened up on Main St....I saw you there the other day while I was having the duck confit which I've given up now for Lent along with Father O'Malley giving up the Mussel saffron soup."
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Muhala Akamau said...

I'm putting you on my blogroll, dear. What a wonderful blog!

It is entirely too easy to blend our dieting and our fasting. It's terribly unhealthy for us spiritually. If I am trying to lose a few pounds, I take a leave from fasting until my weight loss goals (usually very small) are met. Then I am able to fast without thinking about weight loss. The temptation is always there.

Grace,
Muhala


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