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Something to Chew on This Lent

Fasting is something we think more often about during Lent. But for many of us, fasting is difficult to do.

St. Basil suggests we ponder the following:

"There is both a physical and a spiritual fast. In the physical fast, the body abstains from food and drink. In the spiritual fast, the faster abstains from evil intentions, words and deeds. One who truly fasts abstains from anger, rage, malice, and vengeance. One who truly fasts abstains from idle and foul talk, empty rhetoric, slander, condemnation, flattery, lying and all manner of spiteful talk. In a word, a real faster is one who withdraws from all evil."

Just one of the 1200 challenging quotations you will find in Forgotten Truths To Set Faith Afire! Words to Challenge, Inspire and Instruct.