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  • Writer's pictureR.C. VanLandingham

Do Not Weep for Me

This is Day 38 of my 40 day Lenten Blog.

It's Holy Week, the week leading up to Christ's Passion and subsequent Resurrection. I will be writing about each of the Sorrowful Mysteries each day this week. The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery is the Carrying of the Cross.

Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion and forced to carry His own cross up to the place of the skull where He would be crucified.

"A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned to them, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.'" (Luke 23:27-28).

Jesus died for us. It is we He came to save. But the pain and anguish that those who reject Him will experience for all eternity will be far greater than the pain and anguish of the cross. He was willing to bear that agony on the cross to spare us the eternal agony in hell. We should weep for our souls, for our sins, and for the souls and sins of others.

If we truly understood what awaited those souls parted from God in hell we would certainly weep. And we would do everything in our power to save our own souls and those of everyone we could.

R.C. VanLandingham is the author of the Peter Puckett series, a Christian children's fantasy that explores what it means to know and love Christ through exciting adventures. His books and blog can be found at

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