Fasting: Fasting from Gluttony
Gluttony is part of the original sin. In the Scriptures, we read that Adam and Eve gave up paradise for food. Esau did something similar when he sold his birthright for stew. Some of the children of Israel also succumbed to gluttony in the wilderness. “‘Oh, for some meat!’ they exclaimed. ‘We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. ...