Ravaging the Remnant

Michelangelo “Jeremiah” 1511
Fresco, 390 x 380 cm Sistine Chapel, Vatican

Monday, February 25, 2012

Jeremiah 39—41

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The holy city, Jerusalem, has fallen into the sacrilegious hands of unbelievers. Read slowly and soberly about the fall of the city. The date is July 18, 586 BCE.

Chapter 39, verse 18 rises up in hope.”You shall have your life as a prize of war,
because you have trusted in me, says the Lord.” Jeremiah models for us the sense of comfort and safety that come when we place our complete trust in the Lord. Reflect upon your own life. How does it move in relation to the kind of trust that you place in God?

Evil and tragedy continue as the wicked Ishmael betrays and murders the good governor, Gedaliah, as they break bread together. Jealousy and strife ravage the remnant of God’s people. What little is left becomes even smaller by the treachery of Ishmael. Read. Be sobered.

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This is the Second Week in Lent, Year C.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. During Lent, we read the prophet Jeremiah.

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