Two Exerpts from Today's Reading.

The American Jesus is more a pawn than a king, pushed around in a complex game of cultural (and countercultural) chess, sacrificed here for this cause and there for another."

Stephen Prothero, American Jesus quoted in Stephen Seamands, Give Them Christ

And, sadly, Jeremiah 36:24 (NIV) "The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no fear, nor did they tear their clothes."

Both cause me to tremble.