A hardened heart

This morning I reflected on Jeremiah 5:28-29,

They have become fat and sleek.

They have also excelled in evil matters.

They have not taken up cases,
such as the case of the fatherless, so they might prosper,
and they have not defended the rights of the needy.

Should I not punish them for these things?

This is the LORD’s declaration.

As Christians, we’ve turned away from God when we harden our hearts against the poor, widows, orphans, and immigrants - all those who suffer injustice.

God, make my heart tender and connected to all who suffer injustice.