For 31 October 2013, Thursday of week 30 of the year, based on Luke 13:31-35
Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, â€œGet away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.â€ He said to them, â€œGo and tell that fox for me, â€˜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.â€™ 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, â€˜Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.â€™â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.