For our Good Friday service, my church invites different people to write and share reflections on each of the Stations of the Cross. The entire service consists of those meditations. This year I’m honored (and a little bit anxious) to have the opportunity to write one of those meditations. My head is reeling around where to begin and where to take it.
Here’s where you come in. I’d love your thoughts on my passage of scripture. It’s a tricky one and a beautiful one. And I’m pretty sure my readers are the best people for me to ask assistance in grasping a beautiful, tricky passage.
I’ll be thinking on “Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem” from Luke 23: 27:31
27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
Today, as I begin looking at this passage and working through what it says about Christ and his suffering, I’d love your own responses to it:
- What emotional or physical response does this passage evoke in you?
- Have you read any other meditations on this passage that might help me?
- If you were writing a poem or meditation in response to this, what would you want to focus on?
- Anything else you want to tell me about this passage?
Thanks everyone. You guys are the coolest.