“Be appalled,” said God. Imagine causing God to say that! The people in Jeremiah’s time clearly had caused God to say that — even telling the Divine One that they were ready to provide for themselves. God might, indeed, be appalled. Now think about news stories this week. It might seem as if, once more, God’s people aren’t working very hard for the Kingdom, and God might again tell us to be appalled.
Parish Associate, the Rev. Patricia Berger, is preaching this week.