The good women of Jerusalem weep when they see Jesus, but he turns to them and says, ‘it is not for me that you should weep. You should weep for yourselves and your children, for if it goes so hard with the tree that is still green, what will become of the tree that is already dried up?’
Jesus is prepared to die for mankind so that sins may be forgiven. ‘may be’ not ‘will be’, for he sees so many of his children rejecting him in spite of what he has done for them. He sees Satan still rejoicing because of the souls turning to him out of the lust, the greed, and the pride of their hearts. It is no wonder that Jesus says weep for yourselves and your children!
Perhaps this is a lesson for all who have charge of people in one capacity or another, for parents, for priests, teachers, doctors, nurses and all who work so hard for others and in return, get not gratitude, but rather rejection.
O Lord, even though you knew so many would continue to reject your graces, yet you still carried on to the end; grant me the grace to carry on, like you, to the end even though my labour may seem to be in vain.
Dying you destroyed our death
Rising you restored our life
Lord Jesus come in glory
- THE FIRST STATION: JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH
- THE SECOND STATION: JESUS RECEIVES HIS CROSS
- THE THIRD STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME
- THE FOURTH STATION: JESUS MEETS HIS BLESSED MOTHER
- THE FIFTH STATION: SIMON HELPS JESUS TO CARRY HIS CROSS
- THE SIXTH STATION: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
- THE SEVENTH STATION: JESUS FALLS THE SECOND TIME
- THE EIGHTH STATION: JESUS MEETS THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM
- THE NINTH STATION: JESUS FALLS A THIRD TIME
- THE TENTH STATION: JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENTS
- THE ELEVENTH STATION: JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
- THE TWELFTH STATION: JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS
- THE THIRTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS LAID IN HIS MOTHER’S ARMS
- THE FOURTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB