Attaching Ourselves to Important Things

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As we approach the season of Lent, it is easy to put all of our attention into what we are giving up, whether that is sweets or smoking, or something completely different, and forget about what we are gaining.  We do not fast just to build discipline, attain healthier lifestyles, and break bad habits.  While all of these things are good reasons for fasting, they are not the main reason.  Fasting is first and foremost about detaching from unimportant things and attaching oneself to important things.
During this Lenten season, let’s focus on attaching ourselves to important things.  Let’s view our detachment from unimportant things as the way by which we attach ourselves to what is good.
Joe Cain
Seminarian, Diocese of Bridgeport