Fasting–Giving of One’s Self

Isa. 58:1-9 Last night as I placed ashes on the forehead of many people at our meal I was struck how visibly they were “dust”, not covered up with make up, but broken people, fragile people, who would not feel welcome in any of the churches in the neighborhood, and todays scripture reminds us that fasting is not giving up, but giving of ourselves, giving up of our selves so that others may have.When we serve others we are “fasting” of ourselves in the truest sense. We see that our comfort does not matter and we become “hungry”, hungry to serve people.. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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