Fat Tuesday. Please remember that we are abstaining from all things French these days! :~)
When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
St. Jerome, Letters, 58, 2
Fasting is a medicine.
St. John Chrysostom
The immoderate long fasts of many displease me, for I have learned by experience that the donkey worn out with fatigue on the road seeks rest at any cost. In a long journey, strength must be supported.
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
St. Augustine of Hippo
A wanton horse and an unchaste body should have their feed cut down.
It is impossible to engage in spiritual conflict unless the appetite has first been subdued.
Pope St. Gregory the Great
Indeed. I ate and drank well. And, hope you did too.