Some of the Old Testament background, spiritual dimensions and a few practical guidelines about the practice of fasting.
The Spiritual Meaning of Fasting
We conquer the enemy by conquering ourselves
They began to discipline themselves and to conquer the desires of the flesh in order to be able to conquer their opponents.
The devil’s strategy
The devil does not have full power
Among the angelic powers the chief of the terrestrial order, the one to whom God had entrusted the task of looking after the earth, was not evil by nature, he had not received any trace of evil from his Creator.
The Lavish Love of the Prodigal Father
Jesus’ story of the father and his two sons is the longest and most moving parable in the Gospels. What is the main point or focus of the story?
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me
The Cross symbolizes the life of an apostle of Christ. It brings a strength and a truth that delights both soul and body, though sometimes it is hard, and one can feel the weight.”
Focus For Fasting
Fasting helps remind us of our higher calling to serve and worship Jesus Christ. A helpful approach taking practices from the Greek Orthodox Church.
How much dead weight do you carry around in your spiritual journey? Wouldn’t you prefer to run towards heaven with a lesser dead weight?