Today in our Gospel lesson we hear Jesus say, “How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” When we think about God’s gift of Christ to us, we are reminded that God truly is like a loving hen who wants to gather her children under her wings to show love and to provide safety. In our journey with Christ to the cross, we are reminded of when Jesus held his arms open to take in the sins of all, in order that we might be free from sin to live a new life.

Our Godly Gathering Hen