> In the book of the prophet Isaías We find, at the beginning and almost at the end, two texts that enlighten us in a concrete and practical way, of which is the Mercy that God wants.
The first one is in the first chapter. God, through Isaías, Surprise saying “I’m fed up with holocausts … I don’t want any more blood”.
But… wasn’t that what God wanted?
And God continues “do not bring me vain offerings.”
So… what does God want?
He answers himself:
“Learn to do good… help the oppressed!
As if it were a parallel text, what in ch. 1 occurs with the cult in ch. 58 happens with fasting.
God makes a serious accusation regarding a fast clothed in religiosity and respectability but which is false: “the same day that you fast, you mistreat your servants.”
And he asks: “Is this the fast that I love?”
And we can ask ourselves again: How is it that God is not happy? What does God want?
And He answers again:
“This is the fast that I love: loosening the unjust chains, setting the oppressed free, sharing your bread with the hungry and sheltering the homeless poor; cover whoever you see naked ”.
Wow, you’re talking about the Works of Mercy!
Very concrete and very practical, without remaining in simple theories, in false cults and fasts.
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