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FASTING AND FEASTING

From the November 1890 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The fast day which fifty years ago was a regular, annual season for supposed communion with a personal God by going without food and so getting into what was supposed to be a suitable state of mind, is pretty much done away with in the churches where a personal God is still worshipped. Why is this? Jesus says, "This kind cometh not forth except by fasting and prayer.