3-5“Well, here’s why:“The bottom line on your ‘fast days’ is profit.You drive your employees much too hard.You fast, but at the same time you bicker and fight.You fast, but you swing a mean fist.The kind of fasting you dowon’t get your prayers off the ground.Do you think this is the kind of fast day I’m after:a day to show off humility?To put on a pious long faceand parade around solemnly in black?Do you call that fasting,a fast day that I, God, would like?

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