10 Metanoia - a Journey to the Heart - Christopher Mendonca

posted Mar 1, 2018, 7:26 PM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 7:26 PM ]
Conjectures of a modern-day Jeremiah (a first-person account):
The Covenant made by the LORD with my people
was referred to as the Tables of the Law,
Engraved in stone tablets, it signified permanence.
We were a people on whose hearts
the Image and Likeness of God had been permanently etched. 
So when Moses destroyed the tables of the Law
as he saw us regress into worshipping the Golden Calf,
he knew that our hearts were hearts of stone,
not malleable enough, and unwilling to be shaped.
We had taken the "spirit" out of the spiritual.
We were like blotting paper,
absorbing what was written, but getting it all upside down.
When Jesus overturned the money-changers' tables in the Temple,
it reflected very much Moses' frustration.
It is a hardness of heart 
that my mentor, Jeremiah the prophet, recognised.
Our attitude to the Law was skewed.
The breaking of the Law is more than mere non-observance.
It is a refusal to let our hearts be broken instead.
Clinging to the images we have made of God and of ourselves,
we forget our identity of being made in God's image and likeness.
The return from Exile to Jerusalem was to be the obverse of the Exodus.