This year Ash Wednesday was observed on February 14, 2018. This, of course, coincided with Valentine’s Day. Anyone who is remotely familiar with the two commemorations would be immediately struck by the paradox. Ash Wednesday begins the Christian annual 40 days of Lent which is marked by fasting and self denial, while on Valentine’s day erotic love is celebrated and persons look forward to having their fill of fleshly titivation. In this sermonette I raise some considerations on how the two polarized observances can be juxtaposed and ultimately the kind of fast that God requires and God responds to, according to Isaiah 58.
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