Jesus Wept

Jesus weeping over Jerusalem is a sight to behold. Didn’t he say, ‘How often have I longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings and you refused.” Matt 23:37. The care, the concern of a heart longing for the love of the other. Are we not this Jerusalem? What have we done to grieve our Lord? Why turn a deaf ear to his summons? What kept us blinded to the truth? Many things are happening around us. Why the grumbling¸ the distortions, the killings even among parents, relatives and children? Indeed, the world is sick!

And yet in his depression¸ our Lord still offers a loving response from his compassionate and loving heart…” not a hair of your head will be lost; your perseverance will win your lives” (Chapter 21: 18-19). Our God is indeed a loving God and his love is unconditional.


Michael Lichens is the Managing Editor for Catholic Exchange. When he's not revising and editing, he is often found studying and writing about GK Chesterton, Religion and Literature, or random points of local history. He holds an A.M. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.