He promised peace
The people adored him.
But he was wrong. He did not speak the word of the Lord truthfully.
In today’s first reading (Jeremiah 28:1-17) the prophet Jeremiah confronts another person who speaks and acts like a prophet.
Jeremiah wishes that what the other person spoke would prove true, but Jeremiah is cautious in his discernment and before long he knows the truth of the matter: truth and warnings he must pronounce.
May you and I always seek the gift of discernment and always proclaim the truth in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.