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Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC) Lectionary Reflection Year B, Lent 5, Old Testament Year C, Proper 24, Old Testament

Jeremiah 31: 31-34 …for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more (vs 34)

Reflection on Jeremiah 31: 31-34 by Nan Stokes

Our observance of Lent is drawing to a close, and the hours and days spent in our Lenten discipline have been working in us and on us to help us become a changed person – one who has priorities in order, putting our faith in God and striving to remember that being one of God's chosen is our aim and hope. The Lords' prophet, Jeremiah, tells us that there is a new covenant from God: that God's law will be within us, and written on our hearts. How could it be closer or more important to us? After we have been striving to turn to God, to repent and start on a new path, to hear that the Lord will forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more, is music to our ears! We can go on our way through Holy Week and the season of Easter renewed and refreshed and singing praises to our God, happy in the knowledge that we are God's people.

Nan Stokes is an active member of St. Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN. She originally wrote this reflection in 2000. Nan and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Nan Stokes or any MEESC member, or mail them to:
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