When Jesus was carrying his cross he met a group of women who were crying. Jesus noticed that they were upset and blessed them. Jesus tells the women not to weep for him but to weep for themselves and for their children. Jesus knows that life is difficult. Previously when talking to his disciples Jesus had predicted his death. You can read about this in John Chapter 16. At the end of the conversation he says “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus never promises that life will be easy, but he does promise that through his death all will be renewed and Creation will be good again.
Christians believe that when things seem impossible if you pray and ask Jesus for help he will bless you.
Lord Jesus, the women of Jerusalem wept for you:
move us to tears at for all those who are suffering in our broken world.
You embraced the pain of Jerusalem, the ‘city of peace’:
bless all the nations of the world and lead us into the path of profound peace.