Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Large numbers of people followed him, and of women too, who mourned and lamented for him. But Jesus turned to them and said: "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me: weep rather for yourselves and for your children..."
Luke 23:27-28

Lord Jesus, you said: "Blessed are those who mourn...". With the women of Jerusalem we mourn and grieve over the evil that is being done in the world, and over our own sins. Although your suffering is great, you reach out to others and give them wise counsel, you make them aware of their own impending suffering, and their need of being prepared. I often become short-tempered with others and impatient when I am suffering. Help me to control my tongue when the situation is difficult, and to remain gentle and loving. With your Grace and guidance I shall be able to face any challenge or trial.

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!
Psalm 125:5



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