Jim Martin, author of our best-selling My Life with the Saints, had a wonderful reflection on Lent over the weekend at The Huffington Post. [You can read it here.] In it, he quotes Henri Nouwen on the significance of fasting:
“For now, it seems that some fasting is the best way to remind myself of the millions who are hungry and to purify my heart and mind for a decision that does not exclude them.”
Not excluding the hungry from my decision-making… that’s a plan I can take on board.