I’m not good at fasting. I don’t like it. And it makes me grumpy. Anna should really be writing this post instead of me…she seems to have the fasting thing down cold.
Nevertheless, here we are. Today is Ash Wednesday. Lent starts today, and I can’t very well skip it when I’ve already blogged about it for the whole cyber-world to see. Plus, I know that a) it’s commanded, b) it’s blessed.
David Maddalena (brightsadness.org) writes, “When we let our stomachs stay empty for just a little bit longer than we’re used to, we learn something powerful about our weaknesses, our needs, and our desires. This, in turn, makes room for God to teach us something powerful about his strength, provision, and grace.” Translation: I’m a real crank when I’m hungry…which helps remind me that there is still so much that Jesus needs to sanctify in me.