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Friday after Ash Wednesday Gospel Reading Mt 9:14-15

posted Mar 10, 2011, 12:22 AM by Fabian MANUKIALONA
Fasting was an expression of the messianic expectation. Christ is already present; therefore fasting in expectation of him loses its meaning. When he is taken away from sight through his suffering and death, it is once again a time of sorrow and fasting, and at the same time it will also be a joyful expectation of his definitive manifestation.