Luke 20: 41-44
Coming within sight of the city, he (Jesus) wept over it and said: "If only you had known the path to peace this day but you have completely lost it from view! Days will come upon you when your enemies encircle you with a rampart, hem you in, and press you hard from every side. They will wipe you out, you and your children, and leave not a stone on a stone within you, because you failed to recognize the time of your visitation.
The image of
Jesus weeping over Jerusalem reminds me of a story I read in the POINTS
TO PONDER section of The Reader's Digest. It tells of an elderly man weeping at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington.
is heard in Darfur, in Iraq, in Palestine, in Israel, in places of unrest
throughout the world, Rachel weeping for her children who are no more.
It is natural to weep for the innocent, for the victims; but, who weeps
for the terrorists, the suicide bombers, the Saddams, the Osammas?
God's love is like this. For us, this is hard, really hard. But, if we don't love them, ALL of them, pray for them, weep for them, who will?
And coming within sight of the city, Jesus wept over it and said: " If only you had known the path to peace this day "
Let us share God's peace with one another.