Fasting and Abstinence Those who are physically capable are called to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays during Lent. Fasting consists of one full meatless meal and other limited meatless meals as required to maintain strength. The young, the elderly and those with health concerns are not required to fast. This sacrificial fasting and abstinence should be done with the goal of spiritual development and conversion.
During this lent season you may think of sacrificing many things such us food, leisure time, games, television or other excess habits and comforts. These things are easy to say but can be very hard to follow. Jesus died on the cross because of the great love he had for us and by sacrificing certain activities one is able to connect to Jesus' suffering. Even if you are a child sacrifice what you can.