"now they are hid from your eyes"

When Jesus drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying,

"Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.

"For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation." (Lk 19.41-44)

Even Jesus was not able to save the city, the whole community he was sent to save. He grieved this. Only the few who followed him got to experience the new life he had invited all God's people into, the rest fell to their enemies—enemies they had made because they did not know "the things that make for peace."