New Herods
In his book The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ, St. Alphonsus Liguori relates the following story.

The Venerable Sister Jane of Jesus and Mary, a Franciscan, while she was one day meditating on the Infant Jesus being persecuted by Herod, heard a great noise as if armed men were pursuing some one. Suddenly, she saw before her a beautiful boy looking much distressed, Who seemed to be running away. He turned to her and begged:

“O Jane, help me and save Me; I am Jesus of Nazareth; I am fleeing from sinners, who want to take My life away, and they persecute Me worse than Herod ever did; please, save me!”

Jesus is always looking for anyone who wants to help Him by sincerely loving Him and by offering Him prayers, good works, and other acts of reparation and atonement for the countless outrages done against Him everyday.