Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day

It's blog action day and this years theme is poverty.
What a complex issue! Especially as the UK news is dominated by economics at the moment - talk of recession and credit crunch, bank bail outs etc. But little thought of the poorest and truly economically disadvantaged in the world.
This passage is always a challenge to do rather than just believe, because I think we know this stuff, but doing it is harder:
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?" (Isaiah 58:6-7)

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