Thursday, June 14, 2018

Question time for my pastor

Ann Barnhardt has a new post on the Eucharistic Fast that really got my attention and left me feeling a bit worried. She's absolutely right about the softness of the one hour fast. For most people who aren't sick or who don't work a non 9-5 shift it is easy.What alarmed me was her argument that the three hour fast  isn't much better because the stomach is not empty and if one really loves the Lord, volunteering to do the fast from midnight to Mass is a better practice. I started wondering if I am actually showing Our Savior a rank insult by practicing the one hour fast. I'm going to ask Fr. Hawk (that's his nick name because he rather resembles a Red Shouldered Hawk) what he thinks.