Hungry Already?

So it’s Friday and that means I skip lunch and have an early dinner of hearty soup and bread with my students around 5pm.

And it’s not even noon and I’m already hungry.

Fasting and dieting have never been high on my list of practices, always doing the minimum. But I’m really considering the dignity aspect of not being able to find food when one is poor. I can go to the supermarket or my pantry and find something to nibble on most days and naturally choose what I like to eat. How many people don’t have that luxury?

So today I will be in solidarity with them today and only eat what is given to me. Relying on the sustenance that God will provide for my mere day of hunger.

We fast because we can. How many more would not be able to fast because they already are fasting…each day?