In our second week of "The Monastic in Me" we examine the spiritual discipline of Fasting. For some, fasting is an outdated, negative discipline that seems like punishment (why would God want us to do that?). Others declare that fasting isn't healthy (don't we all need three big meals a day?). But a closer look at the discipline of fasting reveals that done properly it is a joyful, healthy way of entering more deeply into the spiritual life. This Sunday we investigate the mathematics of Fasting: As we subtract things from our life (food, media, etc...) we add a deeper experience of reliance upon God and we learn new ways of exercising self control in our daily lives.
Anthem: "You Are Mine" D. Haas
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.