Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quick, Speedily, Rapid

There are few things in this world that I sincerely love. My family, of course, is number one. The other thing I honestly cannot live without (ha ha) is food. I love food. I love to eat. I love sitting and chatting and laughing and eating. Seriously, it's one of my favorite activities.

But that brings me to tomorrow. Tomorrow I am giving up one of my true loves. Tomorrow we are beginning a fast for my Mom. At 6:00 PM we will open our fast surrounded by friends and loved ones, and of course with a pleading prayer to our Heavenly Father. We all have our own beliefs when it comes to spirituality, and whatever your beliefs are, I ask you to please join us in our fast. Please, do whatever you feel you can, and please do so with a sincere prayer of comfort in your heart. I understand that fasting may be a new concept for you, for whatever reason. You can read a story about it here. Mostly we are just fasting as a way to enhance our receptiveness to the Spirit, and to more fully understand our roles pertaining to my Mom's illness. There may not come a cure, there may not come a vision from Heaven, but there may come the still small voice reassuring us that we are doing what we need to. And that's enough for me.

We will close our fast on Sunday night at 6:00 PM with a prayer of thanks. Feel free to fast the entire 24 hours if you can. If you cannot, just do what you feel you can do, and if you cannot or choose not to fast, please just keep a prayer in your heart. If you'd like to read more about our gospel, and our law of fasting, you can read it here.

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