v 2. When you give …. v 5. When you pray …. v 16. When you fast ….Giving, Praying and Fasting were three religious disciplines that were commonly practised by devout Jews. Sadly, some people made a great show of them to give the impression of being deeply religious. Jesus makes it clear that, as in yesterday’s reading from chapter 5, God’s concern is with the inner intentions rather than visible actions that might be designed to draw attention. This would challenge the Scribes and Pharisees who wanted to appear super-religious to gain status.