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Saturday, September 01, 2012

The World's A Stage

Matthew 6:16 “When you fast, do not look sullen like the hypocrites, for they make their faces unattractive so that people will see them fasting. I tell you the truth, they have their reward.

 Fasting requires no thought nor plan; it is a habit between ourselves and the Holy. If we must structure it, if we must choreograph it, fasting becomes a display for others. We have touched upon this in our discussion about the nonsense praying on the football fields and Monday Night Football.

We live in a time of Exterior Display and Interior Emptiness: everything must be scripted because there is an essential nothingness to our lives; we hunger for a script, a scenario, a plan - a diet plan, a multi-tasking plan, a business plan... plan, plan, plan.... all very visible to the Great Critics of the World.

Prayer is silence and shining, and no one knows about it... not even yourself, for then you have denied your obsession with God and turned it into a companionship.

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