the fasting that I wish

February 12, 2016 6:57 am

“This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.” (IS 58: 6-7)

To Our Lord it is more important how we relate to others, how we protect our relationships,and how we serve others, rather than fasting which could focus our eyes on our achievements. Our Lord came to us and forgot His Lordship to give us His unconditional love: releasing, untying, setting free, breaking yokes, sharing bread, sheltering, clothing and always focused on us.

“Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the Lord will be with you.” (Gospel Acclamation)


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