Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fast Reflections

This note is meant to be both a few thoughts about the Zimbabwe solidarity fast I engaged in on Sunday, February 1st; and meant to be done quickly. So in no particular order:

Americans are metaphorically bathing in food. Food is just ubiquitous here.

The hunger problem in the US is not so much not having food as it is not having access to quality food.

Confession: I ate a piece of chocolate I found in my coat pocket without even thinking about it... It was 30 minutes before I even realized what I'd done. How ubiquitous and bathed in food is that?

A dawn to dusk fast from food was a relatively (see confession above) low bar for me. I should do it more often, if only for the spiritual gifts.

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