Sermon for February 18, 2018 – Rev Verasco

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Scripture Reading: Stephen Hegedus and Charlie Peluse

One: This is the kind of fast day I’m after:

All: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed,
cancel debts.

One: What I’m interested in seeing you do is:

All: Sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad.

One: Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way.

Another: If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims quit gossiping about other people’s sins

One: If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your lives will be bathed in sunlight.

Another: I will always show you where to go. I will give you a full life in the emptiest of places.
One: You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuilding the foundation from out of your past.

All: You’ll be known as those who can restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community
livable again.

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