But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
These words (Luke 23:38) are sometimes seen as a foreboding of the destruction of the temple in AD 70. So it could be taken to mean: ‘Do not mourn now, save your tears for when things will be worse.’
On his way to Golgotha Jesus spares a few moments for Mary Magdalene, the mysterious woman who was possibly more important to him than the gospels would have us believe.
|Statue group Lourdes, France|
In Lourdes, France, the Stations of the Cross are situated on the hill next to the Sanctuary, almost abutting the Basilicas and formerly continuous down to the Grotto. Up the hill there are 14 stations with bronze life size statues.
|Roberto Ferri – eighth station of the cross|
This extremely powerful picture as will see more in the next stations of Christ holding his hand towards the women. Wonderful use of colours, deep expression in the faces, remarkable painting.
Chris Woods – Jesus Meets The Women Of Jerusalem
Maybe not for everyone, but I for one, love this piece of art by Chris Woods (1970). He painted it in 1995, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches.