Once in a while a like to post a JAR It’s “Just a Reminder” of something you probably already knew and forgot. It’s rarely anything brilliant. And it’s usually something your Orthodox Grandmother would have told you (if you had one.)
February 19 doesn’t start a 40 Day Diet. It starts the Lenten Season. Part of it means we follow the discipline of the Church in choosing what we eat. The other part is we use the time for self reflection, prayer, and repentance.
Many people say “What comes out is more important.”
There is no “More Important.” If you can’t control what goes in, how will you control what comes out…. We shouldn’t be Pharisees but we still need to follow the discipline of the fast to the best of our ability.