I’m into my third day of my fast now and I’ve been invited to a dinner tonight.
My daughter’s boyfriend has spent the last two days preparing the meal. And he’s invited other guests too.
Here’s the dilemma – I don’t want to break my fast, particularly as I’m nearly past the worst stage, the first few days.
Equally though, I don’t want to sit around a dinner table and be rude by not eating. Particularly as he’s gone to so much trouble preparing the meal. Also, I don’t want to make a fuss about the fact that I’m on a fast.
So I’ve decided that for tonight, I’ll break the fast.
I could easily continue my fast, sit around the dinner table and only drink herbal tea. But it would be ungracious to my daughter’s boyfriend, who is cooking this dinner especially for me.
There are times when we can be too fixed and rigid in our beliefs or endeavours, and forget that we’re living in the real world.
I will put my fast on “pause” and continue it tomorrow.