“To the extent that the soul is more valuable than the body, so much more
is spiritual food necessary than bodily food. It is of this that I think
the Lord spoke when He said, ‘I was hungry and you gave Me to no food, I
was thirsty and you gave Me no drink,’ rather than of bodily food, which is
subject to corruption; for He truly suffers thirst and hunger for the
salvation of each one of us.”
St. Symeon the New Theologian.