Women of the Passion (five)

Enduring

You, there at the beginning, now at the ending.  The sword promised for your heart has pierced your soul.  In silent loyal vigil receiving a taste of the bitter cup.  With gritted teeth ‘according to your word’ comfort to another’s son.

 

Woman, here is your son.”  John 19:26

Women of the Passion (four)

Witness

Huddled together against the jeering and mocking of the condemned, distant but engaged still.  You who once sustained now resigned, not powerless but waiting, where others deserted, the faithful remnant.

There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.

Mark 15:40

Women of the Passion (three)

Weeping.

Anguished tears flow for a moment passing by for the loss, pain and a fear that grips like cords tightening deep in the soul longing for another turning.

“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”  Luke 23:28

 

’Women of the Passion’ is a series of ten short reflections on the interactions of the women with the story of the passion in the Bible.

The image is an original art work of chalk-pastel on paper by Chloe.