40 Days Fasting

صوم الاربعين

The 40 days Fasting
For let not the mouth only fast, but also 
the eye, and the ear, and the feet, and the hands, and all the members of our bodies.
Let the hands fast, by being pure from rapine and avarice. Let the feet fast, by ceasing from running to the unlawful spectacles. Let the eyes fast, being taught never to fix themselves rudely upon handsome countenances, or to busy themselves with strange beauties. For looking is the food of the eyes, but if this be such as is unlawful or forbidden, it mars the fast; and upsets the whole safety of the soul; but if it be lawful and safe, it adorns fasting. For it would be among things the most absurd to abstain from lawful food because of the fast, but with the eyes to touch even what is forbidden.
-St. John Chrysostom
صوم الأربعين
– لا تصوّم فمك فقط. ولكن صوم عينيك وأذنيك ورجليك ويديك…
– صوّم يديك عن الأخذ والجشع وعن أعمال الشر.
– صوّم رجليك عن السير وراء الذنوب والمعاصي.
– صوّم عينيك عن السرور برؤية ما هو شرير.
– صوّم أذنيك عن سماع كلام الشر والنميمة.
– صوّم فمك عن كلمات الكراهية والنقد والظلم

(يوحنا الذهبي الفم)

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