If I were to fast without prayers, I am just going on a diet.
If I were to donate to the poor and needy and not pray, I am a good NGO worker.
If i were to pray without fasting nor giving, then I am a very religious person
but not yet a true follower of Christ.
It takes a trinity to truly love God.
Fulton Sheen famously wrote,
“It takes three to get married: the bride, the groom and God.”
This has been proven true in our marriage.
When I fast, I free myself of things I can give away.
When I give it away, I encounter again in the person I give
the Person who gave it all to me in the first place.
I, the other, and the Absolute Other.
A trinity that is a unity in love.
All love is trinitarian.
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
~ Psalm 19
Then the king will say to those on his right,
‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.’
Then the righteous will answer him and say,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
And the king will say to them in reply,
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
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