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Fasting and Eternity

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me will never die.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.  John 11 

Today’s psalm reminds us that If we believe, our souls will live on in eternal life with the angels and saints. How we have lived our lives will determine where we shall spend eternity.

If we are faithful to God, we will have eternal life in heaven.  Jesus showed us by His example that we should fast.  He showed us through Scripture that only prayer with fasting will cast out some demons.

Fasting helps us to be faithful to God. But it also helps us to help others. Have you ever felt helpless in the face of all the wars, terrorism, destruction, evil that permeates our world?

Fasting allows us to be like the Good Samaritan and pray and fast for all those in need, as well as praying and fasting for all those who are perpetuating the evil.  Fasting is so powerful that there have been many miracles attributed to prayer and fasting. Our practice of fasting may not always be perfect, but we are trying and God appreciates our efforts.

Today let us pray and fast for all those who are living an immoral lifestyle, that they have a conversion of heart.  Let us pray and fast for all the community prayer intentions.

Holy Mary, pray for us!  Holy Spirit, teach us to pray! Holy Souls in Purgatory, pray for us!

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