As a Hen Gathers...

Date: February 21, 2016Liturgical Day: The Second Sunday in Lent (Year C)

a gathering hen wings of love and protection image of God’s grace


In one of the few feminine images for God found in the Bible, Jesus pictures himself as a mother hen who desires to wrap her protective wings around her chicks, but they aren't interested. Are we like those chicks, filled with the illusion that we are just fine on our own? Or do we, too, need the protection that one who loves us enough to die for us can provide?

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