The benefits of fasting are huge, and not just in a spiritual sense. Fasting is really an ideal way to bring our meals into an attitude of simplicity - at least temporarily. To cleanse and refocus the table. An aspect of my simplicity project I’ll be focusing on especially during the Dormition fast is the beautification of the table, and regularizing meals. I have a tendency to allow distractions to interfere with creating meals that are “holy times”, meals that are “alive with the goodness of God” as Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope) encourages.
So, here we go. Fasting along to a simpler, better rhythm in our mealtimes!