Why have we fasted?
"'Why have we fasted,' they say, 'and you have not seen it'"(Isaiah 58:3).
These are the words of the community that bears God's name. Its people think that their sacred routines services, their devotional exercises should get God's attention; get God to see how much he owes them for them piety. True worship is about drawing human attention away from itself and focusing on the might, beauty and goodness of God.