To fast is to slow down and be self-aware
Such a nice play of words: to fast means to slow down. Pay attention. Be more self-aware.
Are the sensations we feel really hunger, or is it just thirst?
Is the craving a need or a want?
Is it nourishment or indulgence?
Maybe fasting reminds us that to flourish means to pause, reflect, and be more self-aware. There are times when stopping is faster than an illusion of movement if the goal is integral human development.
Matthew 9:14-17. Fasting
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 183: JULY 2, 2022]