As we know, the three pillars of Lent are fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Perhaps the most difficult discipline is fasting. It is also the most misunderstood. What is the point in going hungry when we don't have to? In these days of challenges such as 'Operation Transformation' we see people committed to fasting for different reasons, namely to lose weight and to look better. So what then are the spiritual motives for us to fast in the season of Lent? Sean O' Leary talks to Fr Billy Swan about this question that we all need to ask ourselves.
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