Fasting together

“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? Is it not to share your food with the hungry . . . ” Isaiah 58:6-7

Today, make plans to eat together with someone who needs it.

I know. I said that Advent is little Lent, and we associate Lent with fasting. But fasting, according to Isaiah, can involve sharing a meal with someone rather than giving up a meal. In this way, you give up time and half your food. And you gain community.

And I know. Eating together has been really hard this year. But maybe there are ways to be safe and together.

Who are one or two people you could find a way to eat with in the next week? How will you arrange to meet?


From Giving The Year Meaning.