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Love in Action

  This graphic, including words from Duke Chapel Dean Luke Powery in this morning's Ash Wednesday service, go hand ind hand with my Devotion published by Habitat for Humanity International this week.  Love in action By Frank Wrenn Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves?  Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? —  Isaiah 58:5-7 , New International Version I usually hear this Scripture at Ash Wednesday services, as my congregation begins the season of Lent. For many, Lent is a time to fast