Friday, March 4, 2016

Women Mourning

Another of the striking stations of St Martin de Porres Church.
"Large numbers of people followed him, and 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.  For look the days are surely coming when people will say, "Blessed are those who are barren, the wombs that have never borne children, the breasts that have never suckled!"  Then they will begin to say to the mountains, "Fall on us!"; to the hills, "Cover us!"  For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?'" (Luke 23:27-31)
Jesus predicts the destruction of Jerusalem.  If this is the way an innocent person is treated, how much worse it will be for a guilty city!

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