Today is Friday the 7th of March, in the season of Lent.

The monks of the Abbey of Keur Moussa sing Psalm 146:  “It is good to sing in honour of our God - sweet is his praise.  The Lord, Restorer of Jerusalem! He brought back Israel's exiles, healing their broken hearts, and binding up their wounds.”

Today’s reading is from the Prophet Isaiah.

This passage puts it in no uncertain terms that faith – spirituality – religion – is not just something private between me and God, but about my relationships with other people, and how I treat them.  To some people this comes as an accusation; to others a relief, to some an annoyance or a burden.  How does it make me feel?

What are the ‘bonds of injustice’ I am asked to loose? … the ‘thongs of the yoke’ I am called to undo?  What injustice and oppression do I see around me?

Listen again, and notice if there is some particular word or phrase that strikes you, that sticks in your mind when you hear this passage again.

What one thing could I do today, or this week, or during Lent, to respond to these words from God?  Can I resolve to do this one thing, and offer this to God right now?