Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Great crowds trailed along behind, and many grief-stricken women.  But Jesus turned and said to them, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but for yourselves and for your children.’


Is it our compassion that Jesus needs, or our conversion? How hard it is to see the troubles of others in the midsts of our own.


All too often, Lord, a sea of self concern blinds me to the ocean of others’ sorrows. Open my eyes – and my heart to them.

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