The Father and the Mother sacrificed their only Son, divine and human, while Christ died tortured on the Cross for them. Yet this people does not care.
Return, O Israel, unto HaShem your God, for you have stumbled in your iniquity (Hos 14:2).
A voice in the desert, the barren wilderness, cries out to God’s own people:
Not even the slightest spark of reverence exists in His Presence any longer. All is dead despite the appearance of being alive, for love in the hearts of this people has grown cold and bitter. Love Himself is neglected and abandoned. Nothing is offered to Him, that He desires and has ceaselessly begged for. Only that which He does not desire is given to Him – if anything.
The flame of true love and true life has gone out in the hearts of this people because love in Persona is unwanted. You who really know Him, love Him “with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Dt 6:5; Mt 22:37; Mk 12:30; Lk 10:27). For the most beautiful, tender, patient, loving God is neither loved nor wanted anymore.
(Source: A Voice Calling God’s People, 2013).