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Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

Opening Prayer

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you; by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Help us to walk in your steps. Amen.

Reflection Questions

  1. When was the last time you wept?
  2. In these days of social distancing and as everything has changed around us, how have you managed to cope with the extra stress?
  3. Why does helping others help you get out of your own suffering?

The Sacred Story

Luke 23:27-31

And there followed Jesus a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are 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 these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

The Women of Jerusalem

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, in the midst of your struggle and pain your eyes were open to see and your heart  to bring dignity to the cries of others. In the midst of our pain and sadness, open our eyes to see those around us and our ears to hear their cries. For the sake of Jesus our Lord. Amen.