Fasting and Spiritual Prosperity
If you would hearken to my commandments,
your prosperity would be like a river,
and your vindication like the waves of the sea;
St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “Suffering is but a kiss from Jesus.” When we are close to God, sometimes it seems like everything is going well. Most of the time, however, it may seem like everything is going badly. Being close to God doesn’t automatically ensure that things will always go our way. In fact, we are more likely to experience sufferings and sacrifices when we are close to God because suffering brings us closer to Him.