I’ve always loved the prophet Jeremiah, and not just as a literary/spiritual figure, but as a person. He was known as the “weeping prophet” and his nickname was “terror on every side.” Against that background, we listen to him in our reading for today and gain encouragement as we evangelize through struggle.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Jeremiah 20:7-9
Psalm – Psalm 63:2-9
Reading 2 – Romans 12:1-2
Gospel – Matthew 16:21-27