Our site uses cookies to improve the user experience and we recommend accepting its use to take full advantage of the navigation

Today’s Gospel
for the family

Today's Gospel + image + catechesis

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Download
Gospel text (Mt 9:14-15): Then the disciples of John approached him and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast (much), but your disciples do not fast?” Then the disciples of John approached him and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast (much), but your disciples do not fast?” 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.

Illustration: + Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today we speak about “fasting”. And what is it about? To eat and drink less of what I would like to. And, why is that? To offer God a little self-denial, a little sacrifice. In this way we, have our little ascent to the Cross of Jesus too. Further, do not forget: “the happier your belly the more asleep your soul”.

-The best fasting is “the fasting of my will”: that is to say, to stop being whimsical, to obey when I am asked to do something, to listen to others, to give up some of my plans so as to adapt to the preference of others…