Today's reading comes from the Fourteenth chapter of the book of Jeremiah verses 8-10
 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our forward passes are many; we have sinned against thee.Here endeth the lesson.
 O the hope of England, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth the ball over repeatedly - even against Scotland?
 Why shouldest thou be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O MARTIN, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.
 Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained from idle hoofing of the ball downfield, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.