I sat in the hammock with Bible in hand and open this morning to Isaiah 58:1-12, true fasting. One particular part of that reading grabbed my attention.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
I reflected on this quite a bit. How was I going to take this and use it in a practical way today? My head immediately went to scenarios I could play out today. maybe I could go to the local shopping centre and donate to guy standing selling the Big Issue outside Foodland or go for a walk and possibly bump into someone who needs money for a bus ticket. I put $2 in my pocket with the intention of stepping out of the house and making a small change but the urge to study was too strong and I ended up with my head in books and diaries sorting out my life and readings for the next 6 months.
|Fregon Family Photo: Andrew, Tjilpi Robin, Jonathan, Antjala and Judy|