“But for the tribulations that have touched Me in the path of God, life would have held no sweetness for Me, and My existence would have profiteth Me nothing.”
juliet (vancouver, canada) left: For the last five years I have been pregnant or breastfeeding and so have not fasted physically, this year included. This year I decided to fast from my own self-imposed night time depression and idleness and be creative instead. It has been truly amazing. Thank you God for this incredible fast.
philip (queens, u.s.a.) right: Not being able to fully fast for various reasons was very saddening for me: I would have liked my fast this year to be a period of reflection & gratitude for all the positive changes I’ve experienced in my life lately, but having to eat just ended up making me feel spoilt and guilty (on top of a sense of “missing out”) … I hope to live up to the opportunities that have been given me and consciously concentrate on my spiritual growth during these last few days …