“Is not this the fast that 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?” Isaiah 58:6
How could my fasting benefit others? In what concrete ways might I imitate the Good Samaritan?
Lord Jesus, you know our human nature, our tendency to satisfy ourselves even when engaging in “religious” acts. Help me to answer your challenge in the story of the Good Samaritan; to leave my convenience behind and be a true neighbour to those in need. Amen.
(Extract from: LENT WITH POPE FRANCIS, ed by Donna Giaimo FSP © 2014, Daughters of St. Paul )