“No, this is the kind of fasting I want:
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
and remove the chains that bind people.
Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
A lot of people right now are posting on their Facebooks what they are fasting for lent and some are saying goodbye to their FB friends because they are fasting it for the whole lenten. Mmmm… I too have my fasting for this lenten season and i have some things i started doing as my “humble sacrifice.” I have added prayers to my regular prayer time, i decided not to eat some of my favorite foods and i am trying to embrace a holier life trying to be more loving, understanding and less judgmental.
I am loving this…for the next 40 days this will be my humble offering to Jesus. This will also serve as my way of taking part of His cross.
I pray that we will all be discreet how we are fasting…we don’t have to brag it. We don’t have to announce it and let the whole world know it. Better yet, received now the reward for your “obvious” fasting and await no more for God’s reward.
And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do,
for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people
will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth,
that is the only reward they will ever get.