Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and undo the heavy burdens,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Last weekend I attended a doula training, which was held at a Mennonite Retreat Center. The above passage was written over a piece of art and hung framed on the wall. I spoke to me, it stuck with me and I would love to find a piece of art like this for my home.
Like last year, I would like to link to an organization that takes this passage seriously - Advent Conspiracy. The message of Advent Conspiracy is fourfold: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All.
Here's their 2009 promo video if you're interested:
If you're new to Advent Conspiracy, I think their 2008 promo video explained their mission more fully.
We are looking forward to participating in Advent Conspiracy again this year, and as they say in the video, making it our new family tradition.