#34 Lent Pilgrimage, Tears

As Jesus came near and saw the city, he wept over it. ~Luke 19:41

Dominus Flevit is the name of a modern church on the Via Dolorosa, outside the city gates of Jerusalem. The church was built in the shape of a tear. The front window overlooks Jerusalem to honor the tears that Jesus wept over this city. Jesus was unafraid of tears, which are part of the universal human experience. We are born crying. We will die as others cry. This life is a ?vale of tears.? Tears unite us with others. They bring cleansing and redemption.

What does it mean to you that Jesus was a Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)?

Prayer: Lord, redeem my tears and make me whole.

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