Station 8

Station 8: The Women of Jerusalem Weep Over Jesus

Scripture Passage

There was following Jesus a great crowd of people, and among them were some women who were bewailing and lamenting him. Jesus turning to them said, ”Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.” (Luke 23: 27-28)

Meditation from Fr. Jason Smith, LC

We adore you, O Christ, and praise you, for by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.

The profound moment captured in this Station invites us to reflect on the shared human experience of weeping with those we love, and the moments in which our tears are the only gift we can offer.

As we contemplate Jesus’ face, we are reminded of the women who wept over him in a city that stoned the prophets and killed those sent to it. It is a testament to the enduring nature of compassion and love: There are always people who possess good hearts. Let us ponder how Jesus contemplated the faces of those crying for him.

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