As a child, I dreaded Lent, however, over the years I grew to appreciate the gift of this sacred season. This year I’m thinking about fasting from the OUTSIDE and fasting from the INSIDE.
In this #Nunday video, Sister Julie Myers, OSF, shares her experience of fasting during Lent and how it has transformed her own spiritual life.
The purpose and act of fasting is our focus for this first week. We engage in fasting during Lent as a sign of sacrifice, self-discipline, and a way of reverencing the sacrifice of Jesus’s journey into the desert for 40 days.
Fasting. What do you need or want to fast from? When we fast from something, we empty ourselves making room for something else, such as God’s grace.
Lent. Are you ready? Engaging in the season of Lent is much like cleaning your room. It’s a sacred time to unclutter your personal and spiritual life and find a sense of balance.