Traditionally, at this time of Lent people got ready for Easter by fasting, not eating so many rich foods and trying to eat a bit less. I suspect that this was also quite convenient as the late Winter/ early Spring period is often known as the 'hungry gap' when all the preserves from Winter are nearly gone and there is little fresh food around to take its place ! MrShoestring is already trying to eat a bit less to lose some weight and MasterShoestring and I don't need to eat less, if anything we have to make sure that MasterShoestring eats enough, so traditional fasting is not for us !
Some years I've used the money saved from the grocery budget by eating less expensive meals to send a donation to Mary's Meals and I hope to do that this year as well. However, I realised that it is not the asme challenge that it used to be so when I saw these words I thought that this might be the sort of fasting that would prove a challenge for the Lent period !
It is a quote from Pope Francis and they would be good words to live by at anytime of year!