Luke 23: 27-31 NRSV
A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For the days are surely coming when they will say, “Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.” Then they will begin to say to the mountains, “Fall on us”; and to the hills, “Cover us.” For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?’
We adore you O ‘Christ and we bless you because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
Consider that Christ even in a very weakened state and with an aching heart reaches out to comfort the weeping women of Jerusalem. In this image He is blessing the two women and they are receiving His touch. He tells them not to weep for Him but for their children.
Save us O’Lord from letting our hurts, sorrows and fears rule our lives. May we be kept from building walls or becoming hardened of Heart. Help us to learn to love everyone you place in our lives. Amen.