It was not so long ago that we read the words of Isaiah:
No, this is the fast I desire:Perhaps my one week can make a difference.
To unlock fetters of wickedness,
And until the cords of the yoke
To let the oppressed go free;
to break off every yoke.
It is to share your bread with the hungry,
And to take the wretch poor into your home;
When you see the naked, to clothe him,
And not to ignore your own kin. (58:6-7)