Gospel – Matthew 9:14
In this gospel, the Pharisees ask Jesus why his disciples are not fasting. As Jesus points out, the real question should be why are the Pharisees fasting. By practicing fasting, you are to become closer to God. The Pharisees have no reason to do so, being that they could just get closer to God directly. During the season of Lent, giving up something dear to us may seem tedious. Getting closer to God can be much more simpler than it seems. Talk to Him directly. He is always there, anywhere, anytime.