"If you hear in my voice--I don't know that it is so, but I hope it is--if you hear in my voice any resemblance to a voice that once was sweet music in your ears, weep for it, weep for it!
"If, when I tell you, dearest dear, that your agony is over, and that I have come here to take you from it, and that we go to England to be at peace and at rest, I cause you to think of your useful life laid waste, and of our native France so wicked to you, weep for it, weep for it!
The well-off seem constitutionally ineligible for the Beatitudes that Jesus presents until we come to the third, "Blessed are they who mourn." In Luke's Gospel, people weep for
reasons of love or compassion.
"We should ask for the grace to weep for
this world, which does not recognize the path to peace.
Gods are at horrors Most of all they weep for
you, Emma, and Rylan because you are both too nice and too pretty to be the faces of such dross.
Does God weep for
his creatures hunted and destroyed Does God become angry and get annoyed?
I remembered that young staffer when PF, his heart in his eyes, asked thousands of students to learn how to weep, to learn how to cryand in so doing, to learn how to weep for
Perhaps it is knowing God weeps with us even when we no longer weep for
It is a circle enclosing a pierced cross and under its arms is the Greek word NIKA, meaning "victor." Across the top of the arms are the abbreviated names for "Jesus Christ"--"IC" and "XC." This station tells of Jesus saying to the weeping women of Jerusalem: "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for
me, but weep for
yourselves and your children" (Luke 23: 28).
It was as if we did not know how to gather and weep for
our dead without proclaiming our own greatness.
THESE two fathers, one Israeli one Palestinian, weep for
their children killed in the conflict which has ripped the heart out of the Middle East.
'Indeed if it does, which I very much doubt, I will weep for
myself, I will weep for
Amina and I will weep for
Have I learned to weep for
somebody who has left to one side?
On the way to Calvary, Jesus will urge the women not to weep for
him but for themselves and for their children (cf Lk 23:28), for the rejection of the people has already shown the beginning of the destruction of Jerusalem.
If we're going to weep, let's weep for
the families left behind.