Welcome to our quiet revolution. Fasting Fridays is just what it sounds like. It is a decision born out of witnessing the pain of hunger in black and brown communities around the world, while we in the developed world are trying to stem food waste! We look around at our plenty and realize that down the street and across the world are many who are hungry. While my personal decision was born out of faith, isn’t it a universal human concern for our fellow man?
The intent of Fasting on Fridays is to reflect and pray and allow the pain in our bellies to remind us that there are many bellies around the world hungry today, and they can’t all be filled at the end of the day breaking a fast. The act of fasting allows us to experience what our brothers and sisters experience every day. It gives us a sense of empathy that is sorely lacking in this world.
So join me. Every Friday, fast with me. Consider what we can do with our own hands, capabilities, resources to help our brothers and sisters in need. Spend time in reflection and prayer, but don’t let it end there. Take action. Change habits, make intentional change, and together we can make a difference.