Jerusalem (Notre Dame), 21st March 2007
Zion said: The Lord has forsaken me.
God says: Can a mother forget her infant? Even should she forget.... I will never forget you.
The Psalmist said: How long, LORD? Will you utterly forget me? How long will you hide your face from me?
God says: Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you nor my covenant of peace be shaken.
Jesus said: My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
God says: For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great tenderness I will take you back.
The Psalmist said: Why, LORD, do you stand at a distance and pay no heed to these troubled times?
The word of God says: Even if my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will take me in.
Who is right? The human feelings or the word of God?
Probably both. But the word of God will never change.
It’s stronger than mother’s feeling. It’s longer than human life.
It’s surer than foundations of earth.
I will never forget you.