Luke 7:11-17 NRSVue
11Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow, and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13When the Lord saw her, he was moved with compassion for her and said to her, “Do not cry.” 14Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stopped. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16Fear seized all of them, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17This word about him spread throughout the whole of Judea and all the surrounding region.
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Some thoughts on this scripture
Jesus looked at the widow with compassion – just as he looks at me now. I allow time to acknowledge who or what I mourn, to let Jesus behold me, and to receive his blessing of hope.
Jesus says, ‘Do not weep’ as he sees a bigger and more hopeful picture than the one that is hidden from the bereft mother. I pray for all who feel alone, abandoned or bereaved. May they be given hope through the presence and prayer of people like me
Isusovo srce ide prema svakome tko je u potrebi. Dopustit ću srcu da postane kao njegovo rastući u milosrđu i empatiji prema svima koji plaču ili tuguju.
Nije uvijek lako naći koju riječ za stranca koji tuguje ali, kao Isusov učenik, mogu od njih nešto naučiti.