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Jesus still weeps over ‘Jerusalem’

Morning: Psalms 24, 29; Zechariah 9:9-12; I Timothy 6:12-16

In the UK, Luke’s phrase “Jesus wept” is repeated irreverently as an exclamation of shocked surprise.  Maybe it was once used as a prayer for situations that cry out for Jesus’s spirit and presence, but now it’s almost a kind of swearing.  Jesus longs to see Jerusalem at peace, and shows a fiery, righteous anger about the ways we humans miss the point.  Nowadays, Jerusalem is a metaphor for the ideal world we all long for. Jesus still weeps over ‘Jerusalem’ – suffers for it – and longs that our prayers will turn our hearts towards the way of peace.

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