“The more we become what we shall be, the more will compassion rule our hearts. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the pattern and mirror of perfect manhood, what said He concerning the sins and the woes of Jerusalem? He knew Jerusalem must perish; did He bury his pity beneath the fact of the divine decree, and steel His heart by the thought of the sovereignty or the justice that would be resplendent in the city’s destruction? No, not He, but with eyes gushing like founts, he cried, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings! and you would not.” If you would be like Jesus, you must be tender and very pitiful…I beseech you, let your hearts be moved with pity, do not endure to see the spiritual death of mankind. Be in agony as often as you contemplate the ruin of any soul of the seed of Adam.” Charles Spurgeon
Luke 13:34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under herwings, but you were not willing!