Wednesday of the 17th Week
Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
“Say something, I’m giving up on you. I’ll be the one if you want me to. Anywhere I would have followed you. Say something, I’m giving up on you.” Sung by Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World.
Have you ever felt this way, “Lord, just say something, or I am giving up on you? My worries, my concerns, my doubts and fears, are just to much. If Lord, you do not say anything, I am giving up!”
In our first reading the prophet Jeremiah says, “When I first found your words, I devoured them; and they became my joy.” However, now I need you to say something, or I am giving up on you, I thought I would be the one to follow you anywhere, but now I curse the day I was born because your people hate me and scorn me. Say something, or I’m giving up. God simple responds to Jeremiah, “I am with you, and I will deliver you.”
Jesus in the Gospel says to us, “Say something, I am the one if you want me to. I will follow you anywhere, just say something!” Jesus tells two parables, where in the first parable a man realizes he has a once in a life time opportunity to purchase a piece of property that has a valuable treasure on it. The second parable is about a merchant who sells everything he has to buy a pearl values at a great price.
Jesus is saying something, it is right here. He is the one, and we are to follow him anywhere. May we know today that he has come to deliver us.