THE EIGHTH STATION.  Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Before he climbs the mountain for the last time,
Jesus raises his finger
and turns towards the people who accompany him,
a few poor women with their babies in their arms.
It is not a man who lifts his finger in the midst of the crowd.
It is God who suffered for our salvation.
This man was God almighty; it is true, then!
There really was a day
when God suffered this for us!

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Art by Joan Brand-Landkamer.  Meditations by Paul Claudel.
Photos (c) St. James Cathedral, 2010.  All rights reserved.


The Eighth Station