"This, rather, is the fasting that I wish; releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own."
Wow...it would be so much easier just to skip a meal, wouldn't it? What God asks of us is not easy. I am reminded of Tom Hanks character in "A League of Their Own," when talking about baseball: "If it was easy everyone would do it." But this Lent business can be hard! When considering how we are to release those bound unjustly, I think of grudge-holding. I have an amazing memory for past hurts, so I am very good at holding grudges. Releasing someone from something that happens years ago (or even yesterday) is a good way to think of releasing those bound unjustly. Let's begin this Lent by releasing any past grudge or even bad feeling we may harbor about another person. Let's untie those yokes this very day! What is past, is past...let's leave it there. Blessings on your first weekend of Lent. There are Stations of the Cross tonight at 7:00 at Christ the King, for all you Idaho Falls peeps. Love, heidi