To the women who wept as He went to the cross, our Lord said, “. .weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children” (Luke 23:28). Some dear souls get sentimental just before Easter and feel sorry for the suffering Saviour, thinking they are very religious. Then they go to church on Easter and that does it for a whole year. Our Lord wants no cheap sympathy. He was not the helpless victim of a mob nor did He climb Calvary because He couldn’t help Himself. He could have called down twelve legions of angels. He went up voluntarily to lay down His life and take it up again. There was nothing weak and pitiful about that. We had better save our tears for ourselves and our children. Modern mothers had better weep for wayward children, broken homes, approaching judgment.