“Do you have a hunger for God?
If we don’t feel strong desires
for the manifestation of the glory of God,
it is not because we have
drunk deeply and are satisfied.
It is because we have nibbled so long
at the table of the world.
Our soul is stuffed with small things,
and there is no room for the great.
If we are full of what the world offers,
then perhaps a fast might express, or
even increase, our soul’s appetite for God.
Between the dangers of
self-denial and self- indulgence is
the path of pleasant pain called fasting”
– John Piper