With Ash Wednesday in just two weeks' time, some of us will be thinking about fasting, or at least giving up something for Lent. Do we really concentrate better on prayer when we are fasting.
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Thank you for your reply. The focussing part is important.
How true! Thank you for your reply.
Yes, sometimes our lives can focus so much on food and our bodily wants.
Growing in the spirit is what St. Paul tells us is so important, too.
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Thank you! And if the motivation is wrong it can lead to problems, including overdoing the fasting without it resulting in spiritual growth or, in fact, any result except hunger - both bodily and spiritually.