Fasting Opens Our Hearts
Open our hearts, O Lord,
to listen to the words of your Son. Acts 16
Fasting invites the Holy Spirit in to our hearts and souls. But how does fasting help us to listen to Jesus’ words? Can we hear God’s voice amidst our daily activities?
God speaks to us in many ways: through Scripture, through prayer, through the Church, through other people, through the trials/tribulations of life, through the Holy Spirit.
In Scripture, Jesus says, “When you fast.” He didn’t say, “If you fast.” It was a given that his followers (and thus Jesus’ present day followers: us!) would fast. When we fast,