As we fast this lent let us be mindful of why we are fasting. What positive good will flow from it. Will our fasting remind us of the presence of Jesus in our lives? Will our fasting help us to be more accepting of other sinners like ourselves? Will our fasting lead us to erase prejudice from our hearts? Will our fasting help us to be more accepting of those whose lifestyle does not agree with ours? Will our fasting lead us to reach out to the poor, the physically poor, the spiritually poor, the emotionally poor?