Gospel for Friday after Ash Wednesday:
Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” ( Matthew 9: 14-15)
On this Friday of Lent, we reflect on fasting as a way of prayer. Click here to an article from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the spirituality of fasting.
Also, please reflect prayerfully on the fact of food insecurity in the world. So often going without food is not an option for so many people even here in the United States. Please learn more about how hungry people really are in our own day and age. Click here to learn the connection of Catholic Social Teaching and Food from Catholic Relief Services.
I hope you will pray for people who need food and take that awareness into your Lenten journey of fasting and realizing the importance of what is needed for all people to survive.