Luke 7:11-17 “Do not weep”


“Do not weep” Charcoal sketch: Ronald Raab, CSC

LK 7:11-17

Jesus journeyed to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As 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.

When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!” This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

1 thought on “Luke 7:11-17 “Do not weep”

  1. Scrolling through recent art–what a range, from the fine, luminous charcoals to the powerful [finger/brush??] works. Thanks for listening to Spirit and giving us something to reflect upon that stays in our inner vision. A

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