We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity; this is ordained by God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers. He hath exempted from this those who are weak from illness or age, as a bounty from His Presence, and He is the Forgiving, the Generous.
Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas
It’s that time of the month again! This time, I’ve discovered 7.6 lbs gone this month, bringing my total gone to 10.2 lbs.
Thank God. Literally.
And something I just said two days ago: “And my second day into this particular commitment is way too early to go and break it.”
It wasn’t about the Fast, but it could have been.
Monday, I had a horrible day. My energy crashed about 3 pm, and I couldn’t get it back. I napped. I broke the Fast for coffee (very much trying to stay away from food for it), and I finally ended up eating, but nothing helped.
The next morning, I’m bright and shiny and happy, happy, happy to be eating breakfast before sunrise.
But something happened, and I broke it again. And again, and, if I recall correctly, once more again.
Oh, God and His mysterious ways again.
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