January 17 - St. Anthony, Abbot
The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. People came to him and objected, "Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day (Mark 2: 18-20).
Fasting is not very popular because it is hard but you can start off with small things. You can fast by not playing a video game for a day or by sharing half your bag of M&M’s.
Lord, help me to offer up little things for the good of others.
Impact Sports: Do I offer up little sacrifices so my teammates will succeed?
Impact Life: Am I the type that looks down on those who are younger that I am?