Last weekend when I dined with my family at a hotel’s Chinese restaurant eating all warm dishes, I am the only one who fell ill and not sure what went wrong, I puked and diarrhea for over 20 times in a day. I thus have to seek specialist help and nothing new from the diagnosis I learned – doctor said I probably ate something wrong…I rolled my eyes in my mind…how can my stomach be that sensitive? Afterall, it’s a blessing that this happened here in HK rather than India, Kolkata when I was visiting not long ago. I recall during the first day of my sickness, I couldn’t eat as even a sip of water I took, I would puke. And thus I have let myself empty stomach for over 30 hours or more, I couldn’t remember accurately. There is this charity campaign organized by World Vision in Hong Kong called 30-hour famine and I never thought I could make it but now I actually accomplished that easily without much effort. LOL. The thing is during the week, I don’t really dare to eat and every time even when I am hungry, I would go slow and not binge on all food I crave. The side effect of this illness in fact is giving me a new dimension about my senses – I have been told and read so many times how fasting could benefit you spiritually. I am not hundred percent clear still but I feel that at times of hunger during this illness, I am more alert or conscious of my feeling and seems like that coincide with a better sense and reception for something more spiritual. Jesus being the son of God, who has all the heritage and the complete DNA of our Creator, still would train his mind and body through fasting, there must be something about this ritual. I now have a thought of making myself fast as a routine so there are moments I could be more alert and mindful of things and energy around me. My tentative plan is that I would fast every Thursday night before my Bible study class, and hoping that can benefit my spiritual training further. Again, each sickness inspire us further about our body and mind. I once again get to know myself a little more – AMEN.
Quote of the Day
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’“
Matthew 4:1-4I pray to God that I will learn to fast and get to experience what he experienced.
Through fasting. . .I have found a perfect health, a new state of existence, a feeling of purity and happiness, something unknown to humans.