The Eighth Station

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

“A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children.’”
(Luke 23:27-28)

The weeping women are shown only briefly in the film as Christ makes his way through the crowd on the way of the cross. But in a sense, the movie itself puts us, the viewers, in the position these women were in. We watch Christ’s suffering, and we are deeply moved. But have we gone to the next step, as Christ requests? Have we looked more deeply at our own lives?

Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, don’t let us be content with watching you pass by. Give us the grace to take up our cross and follow you. Amen.


Pray one of each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
 

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