They will in those days no longer say, “The ark of the covenant of the LORD!” They will no longer think of it, or remember it, or miss it, or make another. Looks like Indiana Jones had it wrong! The prophet Jeremiah warns the Chosen People not to rely on anything external to themselves, even something as sacred and revered as the Ark which contained the tablets of the law. (Later in the book he expanded this warning to include the “temple of the Lord.”) What will save them, according to the prophet is a changed heart. In a similar way, we do not attend church in order to pile up brownie points with God but to convert us into loving and compassionate people.