All of us have had a nurse say, “No food or liquids after midnight.” We sigh. Good grief, “How can I manage?”
We go to bed, midnight passes, and we wake up to count the hours until the medical procedure is completed so we can eat, drink, and be merry again.
For most of us, fasting before a medical procedure or test defines our full experience of fasting.
However, fasting has long been an important spiritual discipline in the Christian faith.
Every Christian should fast.