Monday, March 05, 2007

Women of Jerusalem


Luke 23: 27 - 31
Dear hearts, do not weep now.
Let me whisper it: there is pain to come.
To live is to suffer. To be human is to know loss,
and dark days, and darker hours before the dawn.
Hold me now, for a moment; cling fast
and do not let go. Whisper it again
to your children, to yourselves:
There is pain to come. That much is inevitable. Do not pretend otherwise.
But remember this: I know it too.

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