An Unexpected Warning
At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to
him, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you."
He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for
me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today
and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today,
tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is
impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who
are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children
together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were
not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you
will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is
the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
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This is the only place in the New Testament that Jesus
seems to be on good terms with the Pharisees. One conclusion is
that not all Pharisees were corrupt in their faith and that some
were open-minded enough to hear Jesus out ... maybe even follow
him. We also get a glimpse of Jesus' compassion for Jerusalem
and his sorrow that they are not open to his gospel message.
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