Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On Fasting - Pope Benedict XVI's 2009 Lenten Message

Pope Benedict XVI

...We might wonder what value and meaning there is for us Christians in depriving ourselves of something that in itself is good and useful for our bodily sustenance. The Sacred Scriptures and the entire Christian tradition teach that fasting is a great help to avoid sin and all that leads to it. For this reason, the history of salvation is replete with occasions that invite fasting...
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR LENT 2009

2 comments:

Tracy said...

Excellent message, thank you for posting it. Have a blessed Ash Wednesday:)

ACMiH said...

Thanks Tracy. You too!