The other place Jesus “weeps” is while riding a colt into Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday. There he weeps for the children of God who suffer oppression and injustice, and are not able to recognize or believe in the presence of God’s liberating love in their midst.
For the next two Sundays we will focus on tears and weeping; Jesus’ and ours. In two parts the message will lead us to ask when and why we weep, and what our tears lead us to do. For with Jesus, tears lead from death to life, and from slavery to freedom.