For 8 March 2019, Friday after Ash Wednesday, based on Matthew 9:14-15
Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, saying, â€œWhy do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?â€ And Jesus said to them, â€œThe wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.