1 April 2010
The most common way of observing the season of Lent is by fasting from many of our everyday practices (like eating, drinking, movies, etc.) The fast teaches us to be humble and contrite in our hearts so that we can be in a worthy position to receive the things of God.However, Lent should be more than a time for fasting, it should also be a joyous season of feasting (feast of prayers ). Having this in mind, it won't hurt us, if for this season, we will fast or abstain from certain things but feast on others.
Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. A fast may be total or partial concerning that from which one fasts, and may be prolonged or intermittent as to the period of fasting. Fasting practices may preclude sexual activity as well as food, in addition to refraining from eating certain types or groups of foods; for example, one might refrain from eating meat. A complete fast in its traditional definition is abstinence of all food and liquids.
My family practice feast of prayers and fasting every holy week to experienced the spirit of holy week season.