Feb 28, 2023
What weapon is more powerful and gives more boldness to the heart in the time of battle against the sprits of wickedness, than hunger endured for Christ’s sake?
…He who has armed himself with the weapon of fasting is afire with zeal at all times.
-It is said concerning many of the martyrs,
that when they foreknew, either by revelation or by information received from one of their friends,
the day on which they were to receive the crown of martyrdom,
they did not taste anything the preceding night,
but from evening till morning they stood keeping vigil in prayer,
glorifying God in psalms,
hymns, and spiritual odes,
and they looked forward to that hour with joy and exultation,
waiting to meet the sword in their fast as ones prepared for the nuptials.