Monday, March 11, 2012
Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah each write words of judgment against pagan nations. This year, every chapter in Jeremiah except the final one, is devoted to this. Beginning from the west with Egypt and moving east to Babylon, he singles out ten nations for judgment because of their arrogant abuse of power and their defiance of the God of Israel.
The section opens with the Battle of Carchemish by the northwestern portion of the Euphrates River. The year is 605 BCE. Egypt forever loses power in the region, overcome by Babylon.
Images of arrogance seek to shake loose any particles of pride in you. Find comfort in the Lord who is ever protecting you
This is the Fourth Week in Lent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. During Lent, we read the prophet Jeremiah.