Fasting was a common practice for the people of faith who followed the Pharisees and the disciples of John the Baptist. The practice of fasting can be traced back to the time of David and the Law. When questioned about fasting, Yeshua's response was classic.
When questioned about what He was doing on the Sabbath Day, Yeshua left those who questioned Him dumbfounded with His response. His response has also dumbfounded some in this present day who teach others.
In preparation for the teaching, Fasting and The Sabbath, please read Mark 2:18-28.