8 Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
Jesus, as you carry your cross you see a group of women along the road. As you pass by you see they are sad. You stop to spend a moment with them, to offer them some encouragement.
Although you are have been abandoned by your friends and are in pain, you stop and try to help them.
As a child, sometimes we think a lot about ourselves. We think about what we want and would like people to spend their lives pleasing us.
As an adult, sometimes we act like a child. We become so absorbed in ourselves and what we’d like that we forget about the needs of others. we take them for granted, and often ignore their needs.
Forgive us, Lord, when we are so preoccupied with our own suffering that we have little compassion left for others. Fill us with your boundless love, that we may always have enough and to spare for those in need. We thank you, for the people we have known, who in the midst of great anguish, have ministered to us.
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer