Via Crucis Grid Blog: Station 8 He meets the women of Jerusalem

Why would Jesus reproach the women weeping for him? Did he know something about their weeping? Was their weeping like that at Princess Diana's funeral, an emotional outpouring that lacks any connection to changes in how we live. Was Jesus aware that is is easy to express feeling over the sufferting of life, but so much harder to change who and how we live in light of those things.

Did these women as we do, look at Jesus and see a man suffering, and yet failed to see themselves, that they needed to pick up their cross, and face the sin of their lives. Was jesus rebuke because of a people who saw something being done to Jesus, but failed to see it was something they need to take part in too?

If we knew what danger we were in, the consequences that will last for an eternity because of how we live, would we be weeping for ourselves and picking up our cross and walking with Jesus?

From Luke 23:28-31 28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 30 Then" 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '[d] 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

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