Saint Jeremiah ~ Have You Ever Felt Ignored?

Before I formed you in the womb
I knew you ...
- Jeremiah 1:5

Most of Jeremiah's prophetic career was a difficult struggle.  He was ignored by almost everyone as he tried to deliver messages of God.  Although he had plenty times of discouragement and despondency, he persevered.

Intriguingly, it was after the death of Jeremiah, when most of the Israelites were being held hostage in Babylon that his words and messages were read, understood, appreciated, and truly accepted as inspired words of God.

Beatification of Pope John Paul II & Divine Mercy Sunday
This year the feast of St. Jeremiah falls on Divine Mercy Sunday and the Beatification of Pope John Paul II.  I think this great Old Testament Prophet is smiling in heaven!

Feast Day of St. Jeremiah:  May 1