The people were plotting to kill Jeremiah. He was unaware of these plans. After the LORD reveals this to him, Jeremiah cries out for vengeance. “Let me witness the vengeance you take on them, for to you I have entrusted my cause!”
In today’s Gospel reading from John 7, the people are still trying to figure out just who Jesus was. They knew He was from Galilee, and figured that disqualified Him from being the Christ. They said, “Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
In other words, they thought that Jesus was from the wrong side of the tracks. (Of course they didn’t know that He was actually born in Bethlehem, of the house of David.) They prejudged Jesus because of where He was from. How often do we do the same? That person can’t possibly be good! They’re from the wrong side of the tracks! We should know that in God’s Kingdom, there are no tracks.
Father, forgive us for our petty prejudices. May we see each person as the unique individual that you have created them to be. Amen.