“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 her wings, but you were not willing!”
Luke 13:34
“He does not only not surpass us, but He also does not want to leave us unless we want this. He showed we are the ones who begin in deserting Him. We have thus become the pretext of our perdition. But as for God, He does not wish to desert us or even punish us. If He punishes us, He does so as if He is forced to. He says, (Ezek.18: 32) “I do not wish the
sinner’s death, but I rather wish him to come back and live.”St John Chrysostom