I wish everyone who observes a reflective and redemptive Ash Wednesday. Today I received my ashes at St. Polycarp. I was there to work with other citizens to do some good in our county. I believe Scripture tells us the two are related. Whether that is Mathew 25 or Isaiah 58. As we renew our consecration to our Lord and reflect on his redemption, let us not just fast by giving up something, but fast by dedicating your heart to GOD and stretching your hand out to your fellow people.
4″Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high. 5″Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one’s head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD? 6″Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?… Isaiah 58: 4-6 KJV
The fast that matters is one where we lose part of ourselves to break the bonds of oppression. It is making a difference. Love never fails because it never quits.
One way is to come to our Chili Cookoff this Friday. I am pleased to renew the tradition of supporting a local charity with this event. The details are here. 6:30 pm 25 Maggies’ Way STE 3, Dover, DE 19901 Turn onto S. Little Creek Road (the Target/Safeway road). Cost donation or bring Chili. This year’s charity is Take A Knee After School program. Attachment #1 – Dog Pound Boxing (1)