Jesus, Mothering Hen

This Sunday’s Gospel reading contains a tragic, and beautiful lament.  It is also one of the few metaphors in the New Testament that is feminine.  Even if you are one who never clicks the Scripture hyperlink, I’m telling you:  this one is worth checking out.  So much to ponder!

There is a church in Jerusalem, at the foothills of the Mount of Olives, named for this Scripture passage.  It is called Dominus Flevit, The Lord Weeps.  There is a stunning mosaic in the altar which I am attaching here, but it is worth taking the visual tour

 Lord Jesus, gather us.  Make us willing.  Encircle us with your protection.  Amen.

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