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Fasting and Spiritual Health

Jesus said, “Everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions
cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33

When we leave this earth, we will not be able to take anything with us, except for our soul. Our prized possessions will stay here on earth with our relatives to do whatever they want with them.

This is why it is so important to make sure our soul is always in the state of grace and is always in good spiritual health and close to God.

How can we ensure that our soul is in good spiritual health and close to God?

Fasting is one important way. When we add fasting to our prayers, it gives weight to our prayer intentions. When we fast for others, we are a Good Samaritan. Fasting invites the Holy Spirit into our hearts and souls. Fasting helps us with addictions and bad habits.

Our tendency to sin makes us sometimes want the things that are bad for us and sometimes makes us reject the things that are good for us. When we are fasting, we want to choose the good over evil.

Mass, adoration, the sacraments, fasting, Rosary, almsgiving and a full prayer life will keep our souls in good spiritual health so that we can be ready at any time to enter eternity.

Today, let us pray and fast for all the community intentions, for victims in recent terrorist attacks, for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and for the conversion of sinners.

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

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