Lenten reflection on scripture — writing on the heart

(Jeremiah 31:33-34)

God, forgive us our illiteracy of the heart –

a not-reading and mis-interpretation
that brings weeping to Tunis,
wall-building to Arizona,
racial profiling,

the defining of revenge porn –
as free speech,
gun control – as abuse of rights,
the extinction of creatures —
as exegesis of Genesis,

and translates love — “Know God
only my way.”

Until we can read your signature
written deeply on each of us,
please keep sending us
teachers,

to sound out God
phonetically
by knowing God’s people …
namaste, salah, miztvah, amen.

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2 Responses to Lenten reflection on scripture — writing on the heart

  1. sugruerm says:

    I will make this reading my OT lesson next Sunday and use your words as a prayer following the readings; thank you.

  2. Maren says:

    Thank you so much. Please let me know how people respond.

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