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18 February 2015

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Jenny

"Some do not wish to fast as much as they ought, and cannot be satisfied with the food permitted (this is what many worldly people still do today who allege a thousand reasons on this subject)...

The others... wish to fast more than is necessary. It is with these that we have more trouble. "


There is a third group of people: those who cannot figure out which group they belong to. Are they subjecting themselves to undue burdens or going too easy on themselves. They aren't sure.

More personally, I am not sure. I never have a problem with not fasting while pregnant, but nursing is hit or miss. Some years it is fine and others it knocks me down. Should I not even attempt it? I don't know. How big is a snack? What if your regular meal is already snackish.

Overthinking is the real problem. Desperate to *do* the right thing instead of making a right intention and trusting in mercy.

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The line that is walked when talking about your fast is when do you stop just being informative and start bragging. I guess it is also an interior disposition, but sometimes others can take it the wrong way. And food. Why do I talk about food so much on a fast day? But I do.

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