Talk to your kids about fasting and abstinence, especially on Fridays, since our dear Lord was crucified on a Friday. Tell them you are going to eat no meat that day. Ask them for help in coming up with some menu ideas.By Sue of Half the Kingdom
Explain how fasting means limited eating and no snacking. This applies to those over 14, healthy and non-pregnant or nursing. Fasting means only a minimum of foods between meals, this food should be essential type food and not junk food!
Children can become quite vigilant with each other, and you, once they understand what fasting is all about.
Gather together with the family for prayer once a day. If this is not a family habit, today is a great time to start. Perhaps at the dinner table, before everyone leaves, or just after the meal.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Teach Your Children - Fasting and Abstinence
Some words of advice for Catholic families.