Friday, June 16, 2017

Jesus wept

Morning: Psalm 69; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14; 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
Evening: Psalm 73; Luke 19:41-48

When I was a boy, “Jesus wept!” was a curse.  Later, I discovered Jesus actually did weep when he stood overlooking Jerusalem and its temple.  He wept for the terrible state of the city’s civic and spiritual life. He lamented that Jerusalem had not found the path to peace. He grieved that the temple had lost its moral compass and become a marketplace instead of a centre for spiritual renewal.  Do you think the state of our modern cities and temples would make Jesus weep?  So what would Jesus do next?  Sometimes that old cliché is a good question.


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