Chapters 3 and 4 of the book offer some practical advice for participating in the discipline of fasting. As such I’ve decided to address them both together. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent and the official beginning of the “40 Days of Solidarity” experience. I pray that it will be a valuable experience for you and a time of great reflection and purpose.
1) If you have any experience with fasting in the past, please feel free to share your story with us. How did you observe your fast and for how long? What was your biggest takeaway form the experience? In what ways was it beneficial? In what ways was it difficult or challenging?
2) For many people this may be their first encounter with this ancient discipline, if this is true for you share some of your hang ups or reservations. It’s possible someone else is feeling the same way.
3) Have you settled on a fast for our study? If so, what does that look like? What country are you focusing on?