Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach reflects on the lectionary passages for the second Sunday of Lent.
Again and again, Jesus says, he longed to gather Jerusalem’s children “as a hen gathers her brood under her wings,” echoing the parental care expressed by Yahweh throughout the Hebrew scriptures (see, for example, Deuteronomy 32:10-11). God loves steadfastly and offers opportunities to repent and follow the path that leads to life. But God also allows the choice to follow or not to follow.
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