Station 8 - Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem


As Yeshua once again made his way, his final walk towards crucifixion, I notice a group of women crying for him. He was walking very slowly at this point, almost to point point of utter exhaustion. As I was trying to make my way down the street he seemed to pause and say something to the crying women, but I could not make out what he said. One of the women, a face I had seen countless time, lived in Cesaria, and had given money to Yeshua and his group.

I can understand why they are weeping. Yeshua treated them with kindness, and offered them hope in themselves; he didn’t treat women as I was taught — to be less than human. I, and my kind, understand. One reason I was drawn to his message was because he offered hope for all, and a sense that everyone contained the love and support of the creator. These women are loosing this hope, and they are watching the visible reality of this hope walk past on the way to extinction. We are alike, I am the hidden sort, but we are the same yet I cannot cry.

Pray for the women of the church who are marginalized, and relegated to roles without their fullness of expression. Pray for those who contain the compassion of Christ, and the call of God who have been ordered to remain less than their call. Also, pray for those with courage who speak the truth, who dare to proclaim the Kingdom of God.

“Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her.” (Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-13)