Read Luke 13:31-35
31 At that same time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “You must get out of here and go somewhere else, because Herod wants to kill you.”
32 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell that fox: ‘I am driving out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I shall finish my work.’ 33Yet I must be on my way today, tomorrow, and the next day; it is not right for a prophet to be killed anywhere except in Jerusalem.
34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets, you stone the messengers God has sent you! How many times have I wanted to put my arms round all your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me! 35And so your Temple will be abandoned. I assure you that you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord.’ ”
Jesus laments over Jerusalem because the people of Jerusalem refuse to accept his challenge. Ignoring Jesus will lead to Jerusalem's destruction - and the same happens to us in our lives.
Listen to God through the words of Jesus:
"How many times have I wanted to put my arms round all your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me!" - Luke 13:34