第八處 耶穌安慰婦女

有許多人民及婦女跟隨著耶穌,婦女搥胸痛哭衪。耶穌轉身向她們說:「耶路撒冷女子! 你們不要哭我,但應哭妳們自己及妳們的子女。

路加福音 23:27-28

「基督,我們欽祟祢,讚美祢,因為藉著這聖架,祢救贖了普世。」

我在耶穌後面幾步走著,看見祂停了下來。
原來有些婦女可憐祂,哭著。
祂叫她們不要為祂流淚。
她們曾經有機會接受祂是默西亞的,
但好像許多人一樣,她們拒絕了。
祂叫這些婦女要為她們自己而流淚 ――
流出令她們皈依的淚。
她們不明白
祂走向死亡的路和祂的說話
有什麼關連。
我是明白的。
我默默地繼續跟著祂走。

我的救主,
我曾多次像這些婦女那樣行事,
總是見到別人的過失而可憐他們。
然而,我郤很少見到自己的罪性
而向祢求寬恕。
主,祢藉著這些婦女教導了我。
主,寬恕我的盲目吧。

更深認識

The Real Pain of Hell

What is sin? The choice to separate from God. What is hell? Eternal separation from God. Who is God? Our ultimate lover. Hell is eternal separation from our ultimate lover, a heartbreak that literally goes on forever. That is the real pain of hell, and that is why Jesus tells us to weep for ourselves. His suffering will end and He will be glorified at the right hand of the Father. No doubt He will be deeply pained that we have chosen death over His gratuitous gift of Himself because He is so deeply in love with us. However at the Final Judgement, we who have chosen to separate from God will painfully see how we have chosen to forfeit being paradise in divine communion with our ultimate lover forever.

[Jennifer Ip, 2015]