I would like to focus on the brief but extremely powerful passage from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, which is our first reading for this weekend. It is taken from the seventeenth chapter of the prophet’s book, and the context is a fierce upbraiding that Jeremiah is giving for the idolatry of the people. What we have here is the pithy formula, the simple program, that ought to govern our spiritual lives at the most fundamental level.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Jeremiah 17:5-8
Psalm – Psalm 1:1-6
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20
Gospel – Luke 6:17, 20-26