"My beloved! My beloved!
What are you doing?
Why are you giving your heart to another?
Why are you turning away from Me?
"Why are you devoting yourselves to Israel
when I laid down My life for all peoples?
Haven't I commanded you to love all—
your neighbors and even your enemies?
"Am I pleased with sacrifices and offerings
made for Israel in order to gain My favor?
Didn't I give you My all on the Cross?
Who are you trying to please by 'loving Israel'?
"Is My heavenly inheritance not enough?
Is My kingdom of washing feet not enough?
Must 'Israel' have earthly land?
Must lives be sacrificed to gain it?
"Must a kingdom be seized before the King can return?
Will My throne be built on your sacrifices or on Mine?
Will My throne be built on Israel's blood or on Mine?
Is My sacrifice not holy enough for you?"
Art: "Kingdom Before King"