Station 8 – Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem

Comforts the Women

Can you hear the women weeping?  Can you see the families fleeing?  Can you feel the pain of the children whose dreams have been interrupted?

When we allow such laws as Arizonia’s SB 1070, or Alabama’s HB 56 to pass we can hear the women weeping.
Women are afraid to send their children to school,
Women are afraid to get prenatal care,
Women are afraid to take their children to the doctor,
Women are afraid to seek help for domestic abuse.

Can you hear the women weeping?   Not everyone can, not everyone cares, but Jesus can hear the weeping, and Jesus cares.   Jesus comforts the women, men and children.

I hear the weeping when I walk the streets freely
I hear the weeping in my sleep
I hear the weeping when I close my eyes in prayer
I hear the weeping when I watch the news, and read the headlines about another hateful law passed.

How can we become informed citizens that are moved to action? 

How can we join in solidarity with immigrant families that are being singled out and abused by these unjust and violent laws? 

Will you help to bring comfort to the women or will you wait for someone else to do it?


Andrea Kirksey
First United Church of Oak Park
Collage on canvas board

Scripture related to this station is included in the comments of this post.


One Comment on “Station 8 – Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem”

  1. Luke 23:27-31

    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.

    For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then “‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”‘

    For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”