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Tag Archives: fasting
Holding fast to an ordinary peace
Whenever we visit the in-laws in the British midlands, my husband’s extended family gathers in a local Indian restaurant for a curry. On one such evening a couple of years ago, the service was, uncharacteristically, rubbish. We were beginning to … Continue reading
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The slow fast
The slow fast ekes out each last bite of emptiness, hungry for desire.
Fasting = Feasting on Life
Last night, as we finished serving the people, I looked into the chalice and made a quick decision: contrary to our usual practice, the remaining consecrated wine would be sent to the sacristy to be consumed or reverently disposed of … Continue reading
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