Monday, April 04, 2011
Weep for Yourselves and For Your Children
In today's Gospel, Jesus tells the women lamenting his Passion, "weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children"; for he is not only predicting the fall of Jerusalem, but indicating for them and for us the cause of his Passion, namely our sin. It is easy to weep for someone enduring misery; it is hard, but necessary, to weep for our sins, that is, to repent. The sermon.