Sustenance from Jeremiah

This preacher was grateful for the lectionary during September. I often argue with the choices of texts for particular Sundays. But when the events of September 11 replaced all other agendas, including my carefully planned preaching topics, I turned to the lectionary with gratitude. What I found, of course, was Jeremiah, trying to make sense of tragedy, trying to say an honest word while the world as he and his people knew it was coming to an end, trying to say something about the future when the current moment looked hopelessly grim.


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