The texts surrounding Luke 13:31-35 are filled with opposition and hostility to Jesus. In the middle of that opposition, Jesus is warned of Herod’s intent to kill him. Herod Antipas was Rome’s minor puppet king of Galilee, whose reputation for destroying any who threatened him had already been established (See Luke 3:19; 9:7-9). But Jesus will not be deterred from his divine destiny by such a “fox.” Jesus’ words are an indication of his sense of mission that included the cross. Jesus will most certainly be killed,but not by Herod. It is to Jerusalem that his destiny leads him. Jesus’ lament expresses both the persistent love of God and the stubborn resistance of humanity. Jerusalem is symbolic of the ill treatment of the divine messengers. Its abandonment represents the condition of any who refuse to receive God’s love, even as Jeremiah had warned (Jer 22:5). Yet there is a hunt of hope in the declaration that Jerusalem will eventually say that Jesus is the blessed one “who comes in the name of the Lord” (13:35).