St Luke is the only evangelist to record Jesus weeping for Jerusalem. In doing so, Luke shows the compassion of God for the entire human family; saint and sinner alike.

In showing forth the tears of Jesus, Luke reminds us that God not only knows of our weaknesses, but He experiences it.  Do I believe that in Jesus, God feels my pain?

O God, as I am weak and hurting, I know that Jesus experiences my failing personally. Jesus weeps for me and for every sinner.