True Fast

Friday, 7-03-2014

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Readings of the day:

Isaiah 58:1-9
Psalm 51:3-6, 18-19
Matthew 9:14-15


In the first reading, it was stated clearly the sort of fast that’s pleasing to the Lord. The whole essence of fasting is the Love of God and the good of the neighbor. Outside of that, the true meaning of fast will not find its root. It would be shallow because it only gratify the need of oneself, without considering others. Why engage in such fast in the first place?

In the words of St. Vincent de paul, “we must love our neighbor as being made in the image of God and as an object of his love”, Within this lenten season, let us cultivate a desire of knowing God more and more, of delving deeper in his inexhaustible love, second to it, the total love of our neighbor; the poor, homeless, sick, hungry, the oppressed and the imprisoned(all carry the image of God).

With this in sight, the Lord who sees all heart will surely reward us. May we then go out this day, and show many love to all we meet.

May God help us, we pray.

Peace and Love of Christ!


About Michael Ogundele

A writer, ardent reader and lover of nature. fell in love with writing five years back and I've been engraved in her arms ever since. I share my little way of writing poetry and reflections based on Catholic faith and Spirituality on this space. I hope you enjoy reading as we ride the same chariot to the leafy greens. Do follow me and together, let us jump into the ocean of my ink.
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2 Responses to True Fast

  1. haridasgowra says:

    Nice to share with us………..


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