This is the kind of fast day I’m after:

Break the chains of injustice,
Get rid of exploitation in the work place,
Free the oppressed,
Cancel debts

What I am interest in seeing you do is:
Sharing your food with the hungry
Inviting the homeless poor into your homes,
Putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,
Being available to your own families.

Do this and the lights will turn on
and your face will turn around at once.
Your righteousness will pave your way.
The God of Glory will secure your passage.
Then when you pray, God will answer.
You’ll call our for help and say,
‘Here I am’.

~Isaiah 58, The Message


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