8th Station – Jesus Comforts the Women of Jerusalem

The following excerpts come from The Way of the Cross written by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and published by Our Sunday Visitor (1982).

JESUS COMFORTS THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM

“The pious women of Jerusalem, though quite unafraid to show their piety before impious men, saw only the suffering Jesus whom they loved; they did not see the loving Christ who suffered for them. … It was their sins — and ours as well — which He took upon Himself.”

“O Jesus, let me see the connection between my sins and your Calvary.  Let me not weep for you apart from me, but for you on account of me. … Give me the grace to weep for my sins.  And my my fountain of tears become, through the example of your love, a fountain of everlasting joy.”

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