1. Cameron
    January 29, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    I haven’t in a long, long time. Sometimes I’ll think about doing it, but then realize that I’ve got coffee/lunch/dinner plans with someone and not want to upset those, or show up and be “that guy.” (“No, no. You go ahead. I’ll just sit here and watch you eat while I bask in my sanctimonious fastingness.”)

    Fasting seemed more “in” when I was in college. Being a novice, I didn’t realize what a profound effect coffee would have on a body that hadn’t eaten in a couple days, so those two double mochas at the end of day three didn’t go over well. (And I’m not sure that double mochas are really in keeping with the spirit of a fast anyway!)


  2. Jeff Walton
    February 1, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    Fasting from food is a discipline that I’ve never seriously attempted. Unfortunately, a lack of food quickly turns me into “fascist Jeff” — someone not fun to be around. David indicated in his sermon that the fast merely reveals our true selves, you can make the appropriate judgments.

    Other fasts seem to work quite well: abstaining from alcohol and electronic media are two that have been personally impacting. It’s cool that when fasting we aren’t only “doing without” but instead substituting that normal activity with prayer.


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