Fasting and Hungers

Why do we fast? Because somewhere in the stack of hungers and desires of our life we have a hunger for God. The hunger for God is the most intrinsic – hardwired as it were. It is the deepest hunger. The question is where in the stack is it? There are quotidian hungers – the ordinary ones of everyday. There are episodic hungers. There are the ones that are baseline – safety, security, companionship, knowing why we are here. And there is the hunger for God, the deepest bedrock hunger of existence. Continue reading