Thought of the Day March 7, 2018 Jesus wept over Jerusalem

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“Blessed are those who mourn, they shall be comforted.” Jesus, though innocent, mourned for the sins of the people of his own nation. He had preached a message of repentance leading to openness to the message of mercy and love. Some people heard and responded. However, the religious leaders and many others refused to believe that he was sent from God as the promised Messiah. So, Jesus wept over Jerusalem. “And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying: ‘If only you had known, indeed even in this your day, which things are for your peace. But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will overtake you. And your enemies will encircle you with a valley. And they will surround you and hem you in on every side. And they will knock you down to the ground, with your sons who are in you. And they will not leave stone upon stone within you, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.’” (Luke 19:41-44) He was weeping for their sin of rejection and hardness of heart to the word of God for them. He also was mourning the future destruction of the nation because of their sin. In this he was modeling for us how this Beatitude is to be lived today in our lives. Is our nation following the Word of God or rejecting that Word? Are we acting on the Word of God or another word?

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