Jeremiah 23:1-6

Every Sunday I meet with some people at Dagny’s Coffee Shop at 20th and Eye St. You think the 3rd eye is insightful? You should try the 20th! But seriously, I meet there at 7:45 AM with my group and we discuss the scriptures. Until 8:45 AM. Then a lot of them go to a second meeting at The Idea Hive. That is over on 19th St. It is not a church, but there are some church like rituals that do happen. Personally, I think that both meetings are churches, but for legal reasons I can’t call them that.

This Sunday, the first scripture will be from Jeremiah. We usually have an old testament, a psalm, something from one of the 4 gospels, and finally something from St. Paul. All are welcome, at both gatherings.

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

If you’d like to discuss this, then come on down to Dagny’s early Sunday morning.


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