The discipline of fasting hones the heart of a disciple of Jesus. By engaging in the symbolic power of fasting from food and drink, I am invited to caste off evil and to go deeper.

How often I am willing to be enriched by spiritual discipline? Do I use the art of fasting, prayer, and abstinence to grow in my ability to express my love for the Lord? O god, may my spiritual disciples blossom into love of neighbor and even enemy. May I be enriched by the symbols that I embrace.