Weekly Quote 11-14-18

There is both a physical and a spiritual fast. In the physical fast the body abstains from food and drink. In the spiritual fast, the faster abstains from evil intentions, words, and deeds. One who truly fasts abstains from anger, rage, malice, and vengeance. One who truly fasts abstains from idle and foul talk, empty rhetoric, slander, condemnation, flattery, lying, and all manner of spiteful talk. In a word, a real faster is one who withdraws from all evil.
— St Basil the Great