Catholic Daily Devotional Today 4 March 2022 | Friday Reading

Catholic Daily Devotional Today 4 March 2022 | Friday Reading

Catholic Daily Devotional Today 4 March 2022 | Fasting From Self-Centeredness

Read Today’s Catholic Daily Devotional Reading for Friday 4th March 2022. God bless you!

This, rather, is the fasting that I wish:
releasing those bound unjustly,
untying the thongs of the yoke;
Setting free the oppressed
breaking every yoke.
Isaiah 58:6

Message: Catholic Daily Devotional Today 4 March 2022 | Friday Reading

Every Lent I face the same question: What should I give up? In earnest moments of introspection and prayer, I search my soul for some meaningful way of practicing self-sacrifice. And what do I land on? Chocolate, alcohol, meat on Fridays…

Such fasting might draw my attention to God for short periods as I fight urges to have a beer or open a candy bar, but it hardly seems enough. For the fasting to which God calls us should never just be about taming our desires. Instead, we are called to also look outward and see others who desire freedom and cannot seem to find it without help.

What can we do today to extend the freedom we receive in Christ to those in need? How can we move from self-centered fasting to action that will improve the lives of others?

– Steve Givens

Bible Reading: Isaiah 58:1-9aPsalm 51:3-6, 18-19 Matthew 9:14-15

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