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Ash Wednesday

With polemics prevailing in the current cultural climate, this Ash Wednesday, on which Western Christians begin Lent, the following reading from Isaiah is instructive and useful for reflective purposes: Shout the message! Don’t hold back. Say to my people Israel:
You’ve sinned! You’ve turned against the LORD. Day after day, you worship him and seem eager to learn his teachings. You act like a nation that wants to do right by obeying his laws. You ask him about justice, and say you enjoy worshipping the LORD. You wonder why the LORD pays no attention when you go without eating and act humble. But on those same days that you give up eating, you think only of yourselves [a] and abuse your workers. You even get angry and ready to fight.