Many are fasting for various reasons these days, especially right now in the middle of Ramadan. As I finished reading a book on fasting, The Roots and Fruits of Fasting by Mary Ruth Swope, I ran into 5 people who told me they were fasting.
I pray when and if we fast, we let the feelings of hunger, the rumblings within act as an internal bell tolling and calling us to prayer, calling us into deeper communion with our Lord.
Even now, declares the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.
It is so amazing to me that as you try to find the smallest unit of time between two seconds, you reach infinity. Most of us always think of infinity as so big, vast and unimaginable, and often forget that it is also so tiny, minute and almost invisible!
I think this is why so many stress the need to live in the present moment! They know that by living in each present moment we have an opportunity to live in infinity. When we live in the past or the future, we skim the surface of each moment instead of diving down into the the infinity of the moment.
Be still, be quiet, listen, see it, touch it, understand it, and realize that the infinite is available to everyone and can be reached and felt and understood by everyone in every moment.
We all probably know someone who lives most of their life within the infinity of the present moment. We are drawn to them, and see it in their eyes, but they can’t take us there, they can only show it to us. In order to meet them there, we must take our own path diving down deep into the infinity of our moments.
Lord please still and silence our bodies, hearts, minds ,and souls so that we might commune with You within each infinite moment!