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February 12, 2016

Is 58: 1-9a

Thus says the Lord GOD: Cry out full-throated and unsparingly, lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness, and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day, and desire to know my ways, Like a nation that has done what is just and not abandoned the law of their God; They ask me to declare what is due them, pleased to gain access to God. “Why do we fast, and you do not see it? afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?” Lo, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits, and drive all your laborers. Yes, your fast ends in quarreling and fighting, striking with wicked claw. Would that today you might fast so as to make your voice heard on high! Is this the manner of fasting I wish, of keeping a day of penance: That a man bow his head like a reed and lie in sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 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. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; Your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am! New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Make a Difference

Releasing, untying, breaking, sharing, sheltering, clothing, not turning your back….As we enter into the Lenten season, we are invited to embrace these actions.We are called to be merciful and to seek out justice. As much as Lent is a season of fasting, it is also a season of insight and action. Through fasting we clear away the distractions in our lives so that we can look squarely at the fractured world around us. We challenge ourselves to find ways to be the difference, and make a difference. Lord, we pray that we can make room in our hearts to walk in the footsteps of Your son Jesus. We pray that we can open ourselves up to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and to meeting people where they are while companioning them on their journeys. During this Lenten season, please allow me to find ways to say “yes” to your call to action. —Leigh M. Hartley works in higher education administration at the University of Chicago. Over the past 15 years she has volunteered with the Jesuits, initially with Charis Ministries more recently years through planning and organizing pilgrimages with Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

Prayer

Go make a diff’rence, we can make a diff'rence Go make a diff'rence in the world Go make a diff'rence we can make a diff'rence Go make a diff'rence in the world We are the salt in the earth, called to let the people see The love of God in you and me We are the light of the world, not to be hidden, but be seen Go make a diff'rence in the world We are the hands of Christ, reaching out to those in need The face of God for all to see We are the spirit of hope, we are the voice of peace —Steve Angrisano – “Go Make A Difference” lyrics
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February 12, 2016

Is 58: 1-9a

Thus says the Lord GOD: Cry out full-throated and unsparingly, lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness, and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day, and desire to know my ways, Like a nation that has done what is just and not abandoned the law of their God; They ask me to declare what is due them, pleased to gain access to God. “Why do we fast, and you do not see it? afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?” Lo, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits, and drive all your laborers. Yes, your fast ends in quarreling and fighting, striking with wicked claw. Would that today you might fast so as to make your voice heard on high! Is this the manner of fasting I wish, of keeping a day of penance: That a man bow his head like a reed and lie in sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 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. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; Your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am! New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Make a Difference

Releasing, untying, breaking, sharing, sheltering, clothing, not turning your back….As we enter into the Lenten season, we are invited to embrace these actions.We are called to be merciful and to seek out justice. As much as Lent is a season of fasting, it is also a season of insight and action. Through fasting we clear away the distractions in our lives so that we can look squarely at the fractured world around us. We challenge ourselves to find ways to be the difference, and make a difference. Lord, we pray that we can make room in our hearts to walk in the footsteps of Your son Jesus. We pray that we can open ourselves up to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and to meeting people where they are while companioning them on their journeys. During this Lenten season, please allow me to find ways to say “yes” to your call to action. —Leigh M. Hartley works in higher education administration at the University of Chicago. Over the past 15 years she has volunteered with the Jesuits, initially with Charis Ministries more recently years through planning and organizing pilgrimages with Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

Prayer

Go make a diff’rence, we can make a diff'rence Go make a diff'rence in the world Go make a diff'rence we can make a diff'rence Go make a diff'rence in the world We are the salt in the earth, called to let the people see The love of God in you and me We are the light of the world, not to be hidden, but be seen Go make a diff'rence in the world We are the hands of Christ, reaching out to those in need The face of God for all to see We are the spirit of hope, we are the voice of peace —Steve Angrisano – “Go Make A Difference” lyrics
Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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