The Purpose of Fasting, Part 4

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Luke 4:1-2Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry” (NLT).

“Men have made even eating in to something else; want on the one hand, superfluity upon the other, have dimmed the distinction of this need, and all the deep, simple necessities in which life renews itself have become similarlydulled” (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letter to a Young Poet).

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