Jeremiah is consecrated, within his mother’s womb, to Yahweh’s service. As a prophet, Yahweh sustains him as he confronts kings, rural folk and citified sophisticates. The analogy of a fortified city reveals the death of his resolve.
Within the synagogue, Jesus reads from the Sacred Scroll. He refers to Elijah’s concern for non-Israelites. The widow of Zarephath, along with Elisha’s healing of Naaman, the Syrian-leper, offends the Hebraists. The Messiah is for the children of Abraham. A violent assault upon Jesus of Nazareth, predestines his tortured journey – journey to Calvary.
Forgive our failure to accept the mercy you extend to sinful humanity. We categorize human frailties while you see each of us, as a beautiful creation, with holy potential.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Joanne Roda, Associate