The bridegroom is taken away from them

July 4, 2020 4:00 am

“The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, ‘Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.’” (MT 9: 14-15)

We have our good and bad moments, we have our ups and downs. This is life. We also have moments when we are feeling alone, misunderstood, or even rejected. Our Lord recommends for moments like these— a fast. Normally probably we will eat more, especially something sweet, because we are not happy, but a fast helps us to reflect, to ask wise questions: why it happened, what I did wrong, where is my mistake. A fast helps us to listen and to reflect.

“My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak