This is the nation that does not listen
to the voice of the LORD, its God,
or take correction.
Faithfulness has disappeared;
the word itself is banished from their speech. - Jeremiah 7:28
This could be the prophet Jeremiah speaking about us today instead of to the Jewish people thousands of years ago. The painful truth is that every generation turns its back on God. Sadly, the words seem to always ring true. What can we do about it? We can start with ourselves. We can turn back to God. We can pray, and fast, and give alms. We can follow the law of the Lord.