Martie Johnson Jr.
The Nativity Fast
Always remember, this is a time to pray, fast, and give alms/reach out to the poor. The fast is not the focus, Christ is.
St. John says it best:
Lift up and stretch out your hands, not to heaven but to the poor; for if you stretch out your hands to the poor, you have reached the summit of heaven. But if you lift up your hands in prayer without sharing with the poor, it is worth nothing . — St John Chrysostom