In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Jesus says, “How often have I desired to gather [you] together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!”
Jesus’ image is tender: A chick would feel entirely safe nestled in the cleft of his mother’s wing. He would feel the softness of his sisters and brothers gathered in tightly ‘round. He would feel the warmth of community. He would feel that while he might be small, his...