The lenten discipline of fasting opens up the true horizon of life’s meaning, purifying us of unhealthy material attachments and opening the way for the eternal Word to penetrate our hearts.
Here are some simple suggestions anyone can put into practice to make their Lent more fruitful.
Fasting and abstinence offer many spiritual benefits. What does it mean to fast and abstain from flesh meat during the season of lent for Catholics? Is it beneficial? What’s involved? Are Catholics obligated to do these things?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about flipping the script on Lent. The idea started in preparation for a presentation at work where I was sharing tips for networking.
I refer to Ash Wednesday as a Holy Day of INVITATION. An invitation is given from the Holy Spirit, acting through the Church, the Body of Christ, inviting us into forty days of prayer, repentance, fasting, interior house cleaning, conversion and charity. It is a time to begin anew, in the Lord.