"O that my head were a spring of water,
and my eyes a fountain of tears,
so that I might weep day and night
for the slain of my poor people!" Jeremiah 9.1
|Rembrandt. Prophet Jermiah weeping over the destruction of Jerusalem|
Where is God when it hurts? Weeping. Where is God when we choose a self-destructive sinful path? Longing for our return like the best of loving parents. Where is God when we are destroying each other? Showing us the Way of peace. And if we reject God's Way? Then that's our choice, but that rejection is the way that leads to death.
the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!
How often have I desired to gather your children together
as a hen gathers her brood under her wings,
and you were not willing!"
Matthew 23: 37
This post is the 15th in a series of daily Lenten reflections based on one of the Bible readings from the Common Worship Lectionary of the Church of England. This one is based on Jeremiah 8.18 - 9.11