Daily Archives: April 27, 2009


How to ruin a perfectly good fast

You know the routine when you go to the hospital for any procedure. “Don’t eat anything after midnight.” Most of us can comply with that simple directive until morning. I’ve noticed a few places they’ve added “No breakfast” to the “Don’t eat anything after midnight” mantra apparently because some people just don’t get it.
NURSE: Ok, Mr. Whatsyername did you eat anything after midnight?
MR.WHATSYERNAME: No ma’am I didn’t, went straight to bed ate nothing all night and only had coffee and waffles at breakfast time.
Kind of missed the point didn’t he.

This morning I want to talk to you once again about fasting with three questions and three answers. And I want to start with the first question, “How can I ruin a perfectly good fast?” And I’ll give you a hint, eating something has nothingto do with it.