Fasting Obtains Miracles with Fr. Logan Parrish

Mar 14, 2024

Let us offer our souls in sacrifice by means of fasting. 

St. Peter Chrysologus

Woman with outstretched arms on a mountain peak facing snow covered mountaintops and clouds.

I began serious spiritual fasting 4 years ago after attending The Life Coach School and Catholic Life Coaching. After learning the effects of daily consumption of sugar, white flour, and alcohol on both my body and soul, I learned how to delay them until Sundays, fasting from them during the week, and put my body into a healthy state of metabolic flexibility.

Not only did I become healthy in my body, but I was led to more prayer due to hunger (more mental than physical) and I was drawn to the Sacraments for comfort instead of the false comfort of sugar, flour, and alcohol. Miracles started to happen in my life and members of my family that were unreal.

Fasting with prayer is a miraculous combination. Fasting without prayer is wasteful in my book. Dry Januarys without a spiritual intention or offering to Jesus misses the point of this life, which is to be lived for others and the Glory of God.

Everything you do should be offered to God for a spiritual purpose – our whole life can be an offering. Isn’t that phenomenal? God is so generous! St. Peter goes into even more detail when he writes:

Let us offer our souls in sacrifice by means of fasting. There is nothing more pleasing that we can offer to God, as the psalmist said in prophecy: A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; God does not despise a bruised and humbled heart.

Today on the podcast, I am back with Fr. Logan Parrish to discuss the second part of the quote by St. Peter Chrysologus “Prayer knocks, fasting obtains, mercy receives.” Father Logan shares some interesting insights and analogies about fasting in this episode. He reminds us that “we are bodily beings, so what we consume matters – even screens!” and that “we are not made for comfort … we are more like cacti.” You’ll have to listen to the episode to understand what he means by that. Enjoy!

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