Jesus wept. They say it is the shortest verse in the Bible. Anyone who has memorized Bible verses knows it and knows what it is about – the death of Lazarus.
But there is another time Jesus wept: when he entered Jerusalem on the Sunday before he died on the cross. His followers were shouting with joy – but he was crying!
They said he was the King that comes in the name of the Lord. They thought he would soon overthrow the Roman oppressors.
They misunderstood him – because their hatred for Rome blinded them, blinding them to the things that make for peace. He saw that violence would beget violence, round and round till Rome destroyed Jerusalem. So Jesus wept.
They were confusing God and government.
Al Qaedadoes that too. We see it clearly when they kill people in the name of God.
Yet we Americans cannot see…
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