Is this not the fast I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see them naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you and the glory of Yahweh shall be your rearguard. Then you shall call, and Yahweh will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, “Here I am.”
(Isaiah 58:6-9)Tags: bible christianity faith god isaiah justice