Suffering builds a man's character. He learns what he really is when the fire of agony inflicts his body and soul.
Let us enter into the Great Lent by entering into the sufferings of Christ. Let us mortify our deceptive flesh by the charters of fasting handed down by the Church. By fasting from meat, dairy, oil and other things we love, we will enter the Great Mystery of Christ.
A man finds himself in fasting. My Bosnian Muslim friend and I were talking about this earlier and we both agreed that fasting is one of the most powerful ways to connect with God. How beautiful is fasting! You don't need a book or anything to fast. You don't need to buy anything. It's accessible to all!