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Drag these people away like sheep to be butchered! Set them aside to be slaughtered!(Jeremiah 12:3)

This seems so barbarous, so unlike Jesus. But I should remember that these are people of power and influence who are abusing hurting & killing innocent people. This is the guttural cry for justice. In my world injustice has been pushed to the margins. My worst injustice is encountering a pot smoker at a park, stepping on dog poop, or meeting an overzealous traffic cop. In my comfortable, safe, predictable environment of North American Western society it becomes easy for me to sit in judgment of verses like this one. But put me in a war-torn environment where I have had to endure murder, corruption and scandal, and I would probably really resonate with this verse.