We adore You O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.
Lord Jesus, You turn aside the tender pity of the women of Jerusalem; in Your mercy You warn them of the sufferings which they themselves will have to face.
Reflection: There are women today who are not ready to accept Christ’s grace, who place self-love above the welfare of their children, who boast of their abortions; but Christ is thinking precisely of those children whose parents give scandal, children growing up in broken homes, children who suffer in a time of abundance and luxury. And we should ask: What about ourselves?
Prayer: Have mercy on mankind in our day and time. It is You Lord, and You alone who can put an end to these evil works of the devil.