29 September 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

When we fast we let God expose the secrets of our hearts and let His light drive out the darkness in them; we let Him set the agenda for our fuller participation in His holiness and with Christ in His battle against the evil one.  Fasting, therefore, is a kind of spiritual house-cleaning.  Its "reward" is greater freedom from oppression by Satan and deeper intimacy with God. -- Dr. John Kleinig, Grace upon Grace, p. 244.


Terry Maher said...

I'll bet you thought I would post a comment about not making a theological event out of the physical effects of self-imposed glucose deprivation, or not making a "fine outward preparation" normative for the faith that constitutes being "truly worthy and well prepared".

William Weedon said...

Sooner or later you will realize that your Lord made you a psychosomatic person just like the rest of us, and that what you do with your body actually has an effect upon your psyche. :)