Fasting and Feasting

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Lenten Thoughts:

Jesus “fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.” Matthew 4:2

A God who experiences the pain of hunger!

This is an amazing image of God — a God who enters fully into the life of humanity–sharing our pain and celebrating our joys. A God who cries out with those who are oppressed, who is present with those who are forgotten, a God who feels the hunger pangs of each starving child, and who grieves with parents who are denied the abundance of this rich earth. This is not a distant immovable God who feasts while creation is groaning. This God, the God to whom we pray, is here with us, fasting with us.