Jim Evans and I have a fantasy chicken operation. At least it is a fantasy so far.
Today's daily Gospel reading includes Jesus saying "O, that I might gather you under my wings, as a hen gathers her brood." It is one of the most poignant verses of all Scripture for me. How much longing and love and hurt and fear is is God's own voice. It makes me want to run and nestle into the warm, soft heart of God.