Fasting on Behalf of the Hungry

In a post in the Arts and Faith section of Loyola Press, Millennial writer Mike Jordan Laskey questions the call for fasting in addition to prayer as a response to thorny issues in our modern world.  He discovers, with the help of an Argentinian priest, that fasting can become a point of solidarity with the poor and hungry:

Fasting is not meant to be done in place of outreach and work for justice. They are complementary. If we want those who are hungry to have enough, then those of us who have more than we need must consume less. We must sacrifice. We must fast, and then contribute our leftover resources to organizations that work for food security and economic development.

The full article can be read here.