Taken from today's Gospel (Luke 13:31-35)
‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! So be it! Your house will be left to you. Yes, I promise you, you shall not see me till the time comes when you say:
‘Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!’
After a few days focusing on the letters of St Paul today we turn back to the words of Jesus in the Gospel.
And it comes with a serious warning from Jesus for the people of Jerusalem. They have already rejected the prophets and he knows that the time is coming when they will reject him and crucify him. Yet Jesus, being the Son of God, is so full of confidence in the Father’s love and the Resurrection that he promises the people that there will come a time when they will bow down to him and glorify him.
And this is still the case today for those who reject Christ. There will come a time when, alongside the faithful, they will bow down before him and glorify him. Of that we can be absolutely certain.