VIII: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

VIII: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Consider how the women wept with compassion seeing Jesus so distressed and dripping with blood as he walked along. Jesus said to them, "Weep not so much for me, but rather for Your children." My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for the sins which I have committed against You, because of the punishment I deserve for them and, still more, because of the displeasure they have caused You, who have loved me so much. It is Your love, more than the fear of hell, which makes me weep for my sins.

I love You, Jesus, my love; I repent of ever having offended You. Never let me separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

O sweet Mother! Fount of Love,
Touch my spirit from above
Make my heart with yours accord.