"God weeps with us so that one day we may laugh with him."
I like Moltmann’s quote, it says something important
about the nature of Christ’s life, death and resurrection.
Mark 14 creates an interesting set of contrasts. After supper
Peter is emphatic that he will remain faithful to Jesus yet within a few
minutes has fallen asleep in Gethsemane where Jesus
prays (weeps?) in distress. Later, after Jesus arrest, before the Sanhedrin Jesus
remains faithful and truthful whilst outside Peter is faithless and untruthful. The
passage ends with Peter weeping in distress.
Weeping and faithfulness: the essence of
salvation and of discipleship?