Friday, February 27, 2009

A good quote from Richard Rohr

Fasting, along with prayer and almsgiving, are the three spiritual disciplines that are taught in all of the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Jesus himself repeats these in the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 6:1-18. They are three ways of "de-centralizing the self": Prayer de-centralizes my mind, almsgiving de-centralizes my heart, and fasting de-centralizes my body. (Almost enneagramatic!)

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