Lent is also community commitment

Lent is also community commitment

By Father Bernard, AA


We are familiar with the three pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and sharing. These means of conversion not only concern our personal life but also involve our living together in society.


The prophet Isaiah, speaking in the name of God, reminds us during the first days of the Lent:
“The fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke.
It is sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house; clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own flesh.” (58: 6-7)


How am I going to get out of our comfort zone to open our prayer, fasting and sharing to those who are hungry, afflicted and oppressed?


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