Matthew 23:37 (KJV)
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Jesus, in this chapter, issues one woe after another against the Scribes and Pharisees. At one point He even intimates that it would be impossible for them to escape hell. But He ends the chapter addressing Jerusalem as a whole and doing so in an emotional rather than harsh tone. Though the city would not gather under His wings as it were, there was compassion. With compassion, I believe comes opportunity for mercy.
There are some who have so engrained themselves in error that the hope of their conversion is far fetched at best. But among them there are some, maybe many, whose hardness is not so set they cannot be won.
Appeal to the multitudes to come to Jesus. Trust in His compassion and pray for them to gather near Christ.
There is plenty of room and mercy sufficient for all who do.
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Matthew 23:37 Plenty of Room
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