To 'break' a fast or 'deliver' a fast to God?

I came across this FB post and think it’s a very special way to think about when we end our fast. Inshallah if we start young we can inculcate this thinking into our children!

Hazel Gómez de Crain

In English, so many of us say, “It is time to break my fast.” The image I think of is someone forcing themselves to eat after following God’s command of fasting. It reminds me of the rules we need and follow as servants and believers of One God.

But in Spanish, that’s not the word I was taught to use when it’s time to eat after fasting. My grandparents taught me to say, “Ahora entrego mi ayuno.” (“It is time to deliver my fast [to God].”) The image of a servant, of a believer of One God, praying “Here is my fast, oh Lord. Please accept it from me!” It reminds me of the unseen, of begging God to accept our deeds, and praying to The One God as if we see Him.

So, today, how will you deliver your fast to the Almighty Lord of the Worlds?”

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