Beth Watkins is a recovering white savior and aspiring homesteader. She currently works in refugee resettlement in Baltimore. You can find her on Twitter and on her blog.

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The Fast That God Desires

by Beth Watkins 03-05-2020

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Isaiah 58 talks about a fast that loosens the bonds of wickedness. It undoes the straps of the heavy yokes that keep people oppressed and let them go free. It leads to food for the hungry, a home for the homeless, clothing for those without, and restores families. God says forthrightly, “This is the fast I desire."