Here is part of today’s Old Testament reading, from Isaiah: ‘If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good things, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters fail not’. This passage occurs within a longer text, detailing the kind of fast that the Lord chooses: a spiritual fast from evil and sinful deeds, the feeding of the hungry and the care of the poor and suffering. So we shall discover the well of life within ourselves, to quench our own spiritual thirst as well as that of others.

May God bless you, and enable you to walk ever more deeply in His ways.