The fasting that I wish

March 7, 2014 10:59 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)

It is so important. Our way back to Him leads through people. When I look at Him, I should see people in need. We always have a little bit more than the others – sometimes more bread, sometimes more time, even one minute to listen to somebody; this one minute could be a shelter for the oppressed and for those who have nobody at home to talk to about their needs; your good word or a look full of love could be a clothing for somebody who’s “naked”, whose inner “skin” is fragile and wounded. God needs us to proclaim His Good News, He needs us to show His love and mercy. We need also help, but when we forget a little bit about ourselves and pay attention to the others…

“Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; Your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!” (Is 58:8-9)

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