+The sure sign of our Lenten repentance is seen in our relationships, our thoughts, feelings and actions that go on all day long. Isaiah tells us this morning to remove oppressions from our midst, false accusation or malicious speech, to feed the hungry, to satisfy the afflicted. The question is whether we are aware of our thoughts and feelings, whether we recognize the hungry, the afflicted of our society, of our communities, of our family and in our everyday relationships with one another?
Jesus is saying as much and more in our gospel for he has come not to call the righteous to repentance but sinners. Do we recognize ourselves among them and that he is even now preparing the greatest and most nourishing banquet of all for us? And this can go on all daylong, as often as we know our need for healing and let ourselves become the living members of his Body for others.
Isaiah 58:9b-14; Luke 5:27-32