Saturday, March 12, 2011

A reminder for myself..

Chrysostom also warns against hypocritical fasting: gIt is possible
for one who fasts not to be rewarded for his fasting. How? When indeed
we abstain from foods, but do not abstain from iniquities; when we do
not eat meat, but gnaw to pieces the homes of the poor; when we do not
become drunkards with wine, but we become drunkards with evil
pleasures; when we abstain all the day, but all the night we spend in
unchastened shows. Then what is the benefit of abstention from foods,
when on the one hand you deprive your body of a selected food, but on
the other offer yourself unlawful food?h