Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday reflection

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, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’ “ (Luke 23:27-29)

This reading came last weekend. It startled me as never before. It’s Jesus, sharing with the women the sorrow he has for all the women who would one day rejoice in birth control and abortion rights.

Jesus truly saw every sin that brought Him to that cross. How sad.
How appropriate is this reading at this time when abortion rights are being raised in praises in current government affairs. I pray today for all the women who believe babies would be a burden for them instead of a blessing. That childbearing and marriage are not priorities for many couples.

Jonathan Bruce - Baptism (45)
Today I kiss my babies ,
rejoice at fertility and menstruation
and Natural Family Planning,
and bring my parenthood worries
to the Foot of The Cross.

Coloring page for kids – Women Weeping:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this sharing. How wonderful your acceptance of the blessings of children is. Imagine the delight Jesus has when he sees you kissing your children, caring for them and truly accepting them as His gift. Maybe, just maybe it may atone for some of the sins of the ignorant that believe in abortion. How beautiful the picture of you and your son at his wonderful baptismal day!

    Dad & Mom


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