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Carrying the Word of God

June 21, 2020

Today I have the special pleasure of preaching on a passage from the prophet Jeremiah, someone that we hear from relatively rarely throughout the liturgical year. Along with Daniel, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, Jeremiah is one of the so-called major prophets of Israel. This means not only that he was a great and influential figure but also that he wrote (or at least inspired) a book of some weight and importance. What was the theme of Jeremiah’s preaching and prophesying? It was terrible—which is one reason why he was known as “terror on every side.”

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm – Psalm 69:8-35
Reading 2 – Romans 5:12-15
Gospel – Matthew 10:26-33