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The Didache 3 – Fast for Those Who Persecute You

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. And of these sayings the teaching is this: Bless those who curse you, and pray for your enemies, and fast for those who persecute you. What does it mean to love the other? We find the injunction to bless those who […]

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Not the Fast I’ve Chosen – Part 7

But it is the fast that I’ve been given. As I’ve written the posts traveling the thread of my own experience and personal journey, it’s dawned on me that some, perhaps even many, might read that statement from my earlier posts as some form of fatalism or even is if I’m blaming God for this […]

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Not the Fast I’ve Chosen – Part 5

As my efforts to understand this Christian faith within which I found myself continued, I kept reading both the Holy Scriptures and patristic writings from the first millenium. Nowhere could I find a change from the core communal practices of fasting, set prayer, and care for the sick and poor (at the very least through […]

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