A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.
Share your bread with those who are hungry,
and shelter homeless poor people;
clothe those you see naked,
and do not hide from the needs of your own flesh and blood.
Then your light will shine like the dawn
and your wound will be quickly healed over.
Your integrity will go before you
and the glory of Your God behind you.
Cry, and God will answer;
call, and God will say, “I am here,”
provided you remove from your midst oppression,
finger-pointing, and vicious rumors.
If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted,
then light will rise for you in the darkness,
and the gloom will become for you like midday.
The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Isaiah.