How Jesus presumed the practice of fasting but warned against making it a farce
by Rev. Joe Donahue–
In the authentic Injeel that we still possess today there are many full-length sermons by Jesus. Only the One Bible contains them. One of them is called the "Sermon on the Mount" that spans three whole chapters in the gospel of Matthew (5, 6 and 7), and all versions contain it. In this sermon Jesus covered multiple themes and topics that all seem to address the nature of true righteousness. One of them was fasting, on which Jesus said something that comes across as utterly presumptuous (he did that more than once). What did he say? He said simply – “When you fast....”
So, we might ask, How should we fast?