https://www.toledoeastminster.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Title3-05.png 0 0 Tom James https://www.toledoeastminster.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Title3-05.png Tom James2019-01-31 14:11:002019-10-08 11:13:04This Sunday, February 3rd
Jeremiah has been called “the weeping prophet.” What was he so upset about? We have tended to imagine that he wept over things that were happening to his country (Judah), or maybe even that he wept because he thought that what was happening to them was in some way their fault. But what if it was something deeper? What if it had to do with his faith being disrupted or even destroyed? This week, we will be looking at Jeremiah’s call to become a prophet (Jeremiah 1.4-10) and ask what it might have meant that he was supposed to “pluck up and pull down, destroy and overthrow.” We will also ask what this has to do with us? Are we called to take up the spirit of Jeremiah today? What would that look like? Would we have any friends if we did? (That last question is only half-joking!)
I hope to see you on Sunday. In the meantime, I hope everyone is staying safe and warm.