|The prophet Jeremiah, going it alone. Literally|
|Mormon, probably in happier times.|
Of course, as Mormon narrates it, he laments what he witnesses, falters in his faith for their well-being, prays for them without hope. Very sad. But Mormon councils us--those who would read and study this record 1500 years later--to embrace all that is of Christ, that we might be guided by the prompting of the Holy Ghost.
Jeremiah is in the same boat. Right now he's stands before the royal court (royal! that's funny...), chained and smitten (beaten, for those who don't habla scripturesque). He's witnessing a perpetual eruption of spiritual vomitus from his people. No Light of Christ dwells in their hearts. (It's kind of hard to listen to the promptings of Heavenly Father when you're blood sacrificing little children to the gods of Baal.) With no L of C to differentiate between good and evil, there's no Holy Ghost to give you specific instructions. As readers today we are expected to take in this unfolding tragedy and avoid the same pitfalls.
At least for ourselves and those around us.