“Rachel is crying for her children” according to today’s reading Jeremiah 31:1-22.
“It’s been thousands of years now, but Rachel is still weeping for her children. She’s still refusing to be comforted. But she’s not in Ramah.” Today Rachel is crying all over America according to a sermon by Briallen Hopper.
In today’s reading Jeremiah 30:1-24, the Jewish people are told to expect both punishment and forgiveness. How is punishment described? How is forgiveness described? How do nations experience the consequences of their actions today?