THE EIGHTH STATION
JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN
† We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
For behold, the days shall come wherein they will say: “Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the breasts that never nursed.”
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, “Fall upon us,” and to the hills, “Cover Consider that if you do not see the product of your sufferings, of your self-denial, or if you see it later, be certain that they have not been in vain and fruitless.
On the contrary, they shall bear abundant fruit.
The soul who truly loves, does not keep count of how much it has suffered or worked.
Nor does it seek rewards; it only desires that which it believes glorifies its God… For him neither its hassles nor toils are tiring.
It does not become agitated nor restless, far from it, for it remains calm and peaceful.
When it encounters obstacles or when it is humiliated, it does not mind.
The only motive for its actions being love, and that love abandons concern for the consequences and the results.
These souls who do not seek reward are only motivated by love.
They only desire to participate in My Glory, to comfort Me, and help Me rest.
For that reason they have taken up My Cross and all the weight that My Will wants for them to bear.
† Jesus, most obedient, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.