The Question about Fasting

Mark 2:18-22

Jesus is questioned by the Jewish leaders about his disciples’ religious practices. They notice that, unlike the disciples of John and the Pharisees, they do not fast. Fasting is seen as preparation for God’s coming. Jesus says that God is with his people, so there is no need to fast. The time to fast will be when he is taken away.

Prayer: Lord, I live with the joyful hope of your return. I fast in anticipation of the heavenly banquet when I will feast with you for all eternity.