When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I didn’t quite finish suhoor by fajr. That is, I broke the rules. So “First Day, Last Day” turned out to be correct. My entire day of fasting is invalidated. Bummer.
It made me think: is this all Ramadan is, doing? Perhaps not, perhaps it is being: being submissive to Islam.
A different way of being.
Whoever keeps the whole Law but stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.