Commentary on the Gospel of
Isaiah calls for ‘fasting’ in this way:
“Release those bound unjustly” and by “sharing your bread with the hungry,
sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; clothing the naked when you see them.”
Our Lenten fasting and sacrifice should include these elements of our Ignatian spiritually; to seek and promotes social justice, to see God in all things and all people and to be moved to personal care for those who God brings into our paths. We should not be so consumed by our own sin, and subsequent penance that we become inwardly focused at the expense of the cry of those who call for us in need.
May our sacrifice this Lent be of our time, talents and treasure in service to God’s kingdom.