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A Reflection on Fasting

I tried to fast a couple of Fridays ago.

It didn’t go so well.  I was irritable most of the time, but the worst part, was that I hated every minute of it.

I shared this with a good friend a week or so later, and she said, “If you hate it, then you shouldn’t do it.” She wasn’t necessarily saying that out of an American worldview that one should do whatever makes one happy. She was responding out of belief that self-loathing and irritability is not what fasting is for.

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