Jesus Comforts the Women of Jerusalem
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We adore thee O Christ, and we bless you.
Because of your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them said "daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me but weep for yourselves and for your children" (Lk 23:27-28)
We are all responsible for his death. Jesus how ever would not let himself be comforted by the women of Jerusalem: "weep not for me but for yourselves and your children"
He foresees the imminent catastrophe which is to befall Jerusalem, and indeed the whole of Israel. The people of Israel could not give solace to the Son of God while he is being condemned.
Our Father ...
Let me share with you this pain
Who for all my sins was slain
Who for me in torment died.