(Jeremiah 11)

“. . . Let us cut him off from the land of the living so that his name will be spoken no more.”

At the beginning of Lent, the prophet Jeremiah reminds us of the fierce vengeance that awaits the arrival of the long expected Messiah, Jesus the Christ.

Lord God, you so loved the world that you sent your beloved Son. Who would have guessed the welcome that awaited him?