as long as the bridegroom is with them?
The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
and then they will fast." Mt 9
Fasting is a spiritual as well as a bodily exercise, meant to reawaken our drowsy hearts. God acts in our lives; all is his grace. But we must do our part. The fasting, almsgiving and prayer of Lent can help to make us “infinitely vulnerable” to the beauty of the world and its suffering, “infinitely vulnerable” to the God who is Love. This is freeing, but it is work, a response of abandonment and of love.
Photography by Brother Brian. Reflection inspired by Olivier Clément.