Jeremiah 31:31-34 – The 5th Sunday of Lent â€“ for Sunday, March 22, 2015
â€œFor I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sins . . .â€ (Jeremiah 31:34)
Two questions stalk me in the early mornings before any first word of a new lectionary-inspired musing is typed. These questions are simple and unsettling:
Can you say anything new?
Will you be honest?
Since that honesty question has been admitted, Iâ€™d better be honest. Usually, there is an â€œIâ€ in those two queries rather than a â€œyou.â€ Can I say anything new? Will I be honest? It is merely me questioning myself. It is no more than an odd, banal moment of a writerâ€™ and believerâ€™s self-awareness when seeking to start and finish a faithful sentence. And yet there are enough mornings when an unexpected youâ€”not Iâ€”anchors the phrase. Dare I call that unbidden you another voice; perhaps a divine nudge, a Holy whisper with a Holy urgency? Is it a challenge to be, well, fully me? Continue reading →