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November 18, 2021

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DG BookGospel: Lk 19:41-44
When Jesus had come in sight of the city, he wept over it and said, “If only today you knew the ways of peace! But now your
eyes are held from seeing. Yet days will come upon you when your enemies will surround you with barricades and shut you


in and press on you from every side. And they will dash you to the ground and your children with you, and leave not a stone
within you, for you did not recognize the time and the visitation of your God.”

 

Reflection:

Jesus rarely weeps. In His more or less three
years of ministry until His passion, we count only
three moments when the Savior shed tears. First,
it was during the death of Lazarus, a dear friend.
Secondly, in our gospel today, Jesus weeps over
the fate of Jerusalem in the years to come.
Lastly, during His Passion although it is not explicitly
said in the gospel, Jesus must have wept. And so,
Jesus cries but rarely. This is the human side of our Lord.
The God in Him through His humanity experiences
emotions that humans are subjected to. It is of great
importance because one of the Trinity can tell the
other two Persons what it means and how it feels.
In Jesus, humanity is forever represented in the
community of Three Divine Persons constituting the
One God.

 

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