Fasting! I have struggled on and off with trying to do real fasting instead of just a bunch of little sacrifices here and there. I had not been very successful for a while. But then a couple weeks ago I was praying, asking God what can I do further to get my brother back into the Faith? My sister and I had brought him to Mass a few times but he was starting to resist...and when my sister said he no longer would even do the Sign of the Cross at her house, and he started refusing to even go up to get a blessing from the priest, I knew we needed to get even more serious in our prayers. I felt God tell me, "Fast." So that is what my sister and I began doing. No more excuses. We fast on Wednesday and Friday and add further sacrifices throughout the week. We haven't said one word to our brother about anything, just are secretly fasting for him. And guess what? He decided only a few days after that that he would start going to the Latin Mass with my family every Sunday. He has been so reverent and even asked my husband about when he should genuflect and such (he wasn't sure if some things were different at the TLM.) Just the fact that he cared to ask about that is amazing. Then, last Sunday, he asked how to pray the Sign of the Cross in Latin and went off memorizing it quietly to himself over and over. Another amazing thing is my dad, who was going to take the Covid shot in order to keep his job, changed his mind and is choosing to retire right before the deadline to be vaccinated instead. This is a HUGE deal, because my dad LOVES his job (triple digit salary and his favorite thing to do by far) and had just found out a month ago that they had permitted him to extend his retirement by at least a year. He had been telling everyone and was so happy. So, the fact that it seems God moved his heart to give up his beloved career over this vaccine is very telling, I think. Yet again, I'm seeing how tenderly God cares for us, how all is in His hands, and how powerful fasting/prayer is. If any of y'all have been wanting to start or resume fasting, go for it! It is spiritual dynamite and we need more of that right now! What a privilege it is to be alive in this time, to take up our weapons (rosary, fasting, Holy Face devotion, etc.) and fight alongside Christ, Our Lady and the angels in this epic battle for the souls of the world!