We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world
“A great number of people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing to him,but Jesus turned to them and said “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me but weep for yourselves and for your children”
The women weep for Jesus as though they are totally immune from pain, and his fate is unrelated to theirs He reminds them his fate is also theirs – that all in Jerusalem will suffer.
Remind us Lord that our sin was and is the cause of your pain, at the time of your passion, and today when you suffer in and with your children. With your grace may we recognise you and minister to all whom we meet in need or in distress
(A reflection by Sister Jean Mary CHN)