The Journey Station 8

Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem

‘A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.

Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.” ‘ Luke 23 v 27 – 28

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. Our own suffering can help us to have empathy and compassion for others who are suffering in different ways. 
  2. Take a moment to imagine Jesus, yourself, a loved one, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone who needs our understanding. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.’ St Paul 
  2. ‘No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, 
    A part of the main.…And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.’ John Donne
  3. ‘A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.’ James Keller

A Biblical Vision to support you
on Your Journey

‘Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more deathor mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” ’

From the Book of Revelation