Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[Fast] Sunday

We forgot about fasting this past Sunday. By the time Andrew texted me to remind us we'd already had breakfast and were halfway into an early lunch (because church (technically choir practice) is at a weird time for lunch to be had at a regular time). So I told the kids to not worry about it; we'd fast another time.

In our defence, fast Sunday is typically the first Sunday of every month...except in April and October when we have General Conference. Then fast Sunday is held on a different week, sometimes the week after, sometimes the week before. Our ward decided to opt for the week before since we have General Conference, followed by stake conference, followed by Easter Sunday in April, none of which seemed like great times to fast.

And now that I think about it, I distinctly remember this being mentioned over the pulpit last Sunday. But, alas, we didn't move the date on our calendar, so we got no electronic reminder. We're a little dependent on electronic reminders.

So, we were sitting in sacrament meeting and Benjamin kept glancing nervously up at the stand. Finally he leaned over to me and whispered, "Do you think the bishop knows we skipped fasting?"

The funny part is, Benjamin always skips fasting.

He's four!

His older sisters are just learning to fast (we allow them to slowly acclimatize). He probably won't even attempt fasting a single meal for a few more years! But he was quite worried that the bishop could see right through our charade...of attending fast and testimony meeting without having fasted.

If you can call that a charade... 

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