Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quotes from Chemnitz on Fasting

Fasting properly so called, is voluntary abstinence from food, which according to Scripture is exercised in three ways: 1. when such moderation in food and drink is obsessed that the body is not burdened or hearts weighed down with gluttony and drunkeness. This virtue is properly called temperance, frugality, and sobriety. As Isidore has it: "Fasting is sparing the matter of victuals and abstinence from foods

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