05 February 2023 – Epiphany 5A (13A)

(Isaiah 58:1-9a[9b-12])
Getting worship ‘right’
in an imposing building
but does God come near?

Getting worship ‘right’,
taking part but ignoring
the plight of others?

Worship, ‘work’ really –
what we do outside, beyond
formal liturgy.

The fast God prefers –
worship (work) which liberates
the oppressed, burdened.

In our sheltering,
feeding, clothing, being there,
we too are restored.
    Jeff Shrowder, 2023
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