|Wimpiness is not next to Godliness.|
Don't get me wrong--I'm still abstaining from foods other than bread and broth on my day. How I've been cheating is by removing the temptation to break my fast. The point being I'd rather eat anything other than spaghetti, even bread and broth. I've been wimping out and I know it. So I'm changing that as of today.
Tonight instead of cooking something my family loves and I do not, I'm going to cook one of my personal favorites. I will not even taste test it. (It's goulash, if you're curious.)
P.S. I know that we're not supposed to put on sackcloth and ashes when we fast, but voluntary sacrifice is almost a foreign concept in our culture. It could do with a bit of explanation and discussion--if only to encourage others in the spiritual practice. Join me?