A few encouraging words from Isaiah:
5:5 And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.
5:6 I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
And then there’s Luke, don’t you know:
12:51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but
12:52 From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two
12:53 they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against
daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and
daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.
It’s good to be back to the lectionary, right?
It’s good, right?
I think I will take a look at Jeremiah.