Monday, September 15, 2014
Pledge of Restoration
Never again shall the city be rooted up or thrown down.
These are the reassuring words we finally hear as a prelude to the description of restoration we read today. The prophet Jeremiah buys a plot of land, “to testify that Judah will be restored and the life of the past will be rescued”. (Senior cf. 989) This might seem improbable after we have heard so many predictions of death and destruction but when we hear the Lord’s pledge, we know that all is well
Is anything impossible to me?
Let us take our worries and cares to the one for whom the impossible is possible.
They shall be my people and I shall be their God.
Let us rely on the one who is the creator of all life.
One heart and one way I shall give them.
Let us rest in the peace of God’s great and generous heart.
I will make with them an eternal covenant, never to cease doing good to them.
Let us trust in God’s fidelity and outrageous hope.
I will take delight in doing good to them.
Let us answer God’s call to celebrate the joy of the kingdom.
I will replant them firmly in this land, with all my heart and soul.
Let us share God’s goodness with open and loving hearts.
Senior, Donald, ed. THE CATHOLIC STUDY BIBLE. New York, Oxford University Press, 1990.989. Print.