Fifth Sunday in Lent

Kneeler 137

Jeremiah 31

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt — a covenant that they broke; though I was their husband, says the Lord.

33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

a reminder from day eight:

But somewhere, to love is to reveal — through our eyes and hands and flesh. The Word became, so our flesh becomes word. So that through our flesh, through our eyes and hands, and listening and attention, we reveal to people. But this is not some passing moment, because this revelation is a revelation of fidelity.
It is a consciousness of belonging.

Somewhere we belong to each other.

There is a covenant between us.

So to love is to reveal.

— Address of Jean Vanier at Lambeth Vigil (First Service), 30 July 1998