6 Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked to cover them,
and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
"Let us dare to take the journey
that begins where the path ends…"
(from Jeannette McHugh's sermon for Christmas 2, 2nd January
and more from Jeannette's most recent sermon (20th January 2008):
"The Christian season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 6 weeks before Easter. It is early this year, only two and a half weeks away on 6th February. Perhaps now is a good time for us to attend to outstanding domestic chores and work and relationship issues, so that we may more easily find the time in the Lenten season to pause and wonder and reflect on what we believe, what gives meaning to our lives and what we need to do to make our lives more integrated and whole.
…don't be afraid to wrestle with questions of faith whatever your age and formal education. It's liberating to know more about the ground on which we stand in life."