The fasting that I wish

February 16, 2018 6:00 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) 

Our Lord’s idea for fasting is to bring us back to unity with him, to keep our relationship strong and to open our eyes for people in need. It is much more important than sacrifices we can make. The only reason for sacrifices is to help us to be gentler and more respectful, and more a giver of self. 

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


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