A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children’. (Luke 23 27-28)
Here the camera is turned away from the cathedral towards the city. Our walk has been an intimate experience so far, but here we are forced to turn towards the rest of the world. The cross will not make everything easy. Troubles will still come. Jesus doesn’t hide the truth from his followers in distress. Redemption will not pretend hardship and sin away, instead history pivots on the axis of the cross, and points us forever more towards heaven.
- What painful truth can Jesus carry for you today?