Luke 13:1-9, 31-35
In today’s Gospel, Jesus responds to a threat from Herod, “You tell that fox I have work to do.”
So, if Herod is the fox, who is Jesus? Jesus, in the words of the poet Francis Thompson, Jesus is the Hound of Heaven. And just as the hound picks up the scent of its prey, relentlessly pursuing, unhurried and unperturbed, ever drawing nearer in the chase; so Jesus has our scent. Jesus is on to us.