Related commentaries – Broken

The Lord Commands The Babylonian Enemies – Jeremiah 50:21 – 50:32

Thomas Jefferson Founded The University of Virginia

In his retirement, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. Because Jefferson trusted that students would take their studies seriously, the code of discipline was lax. Unfortunately, his trust proved misplaced when the misbehavior of students led to a riot in which professors who tried to restore order were attacked. Jefferson called a meeting and said, “This is one of the most painful events of my life.” Suddenly he was overcome by emotion, and burst into tears. The rioters were asked to come forward and give their names. Nearly every one did. Later, one of them said, “It was not Mr. Jefferson’s words, but his tears.” Just like the student was moved by Jefferson’s broken-ness, so is God by ours. (Lou Nicholes - Missionary/Author)