By chapter 20 of Jeremiah, our dear prophet is being denounced and terrorized by his own friends. One might expect such atrocities from strangers and enemies, but now it is from his friends. This is a foreshadowing of the trials that will come to Christ. Jesus after all was rejected and betrayed by his own. By why he did embraced it all, why? It was for love of us, flowing from his Sacred Heart. Now is a time to contemplate the depths of God’s love for us.