Don't forget Gethsemane

March 28, 2013 8:49 pm
On Monday Michał wrote about different places where we hope to meet you in this sacred time. Today we meet in the secret of the Eucharist and – with remembering, prayer and gratefulness – with His (an our) chaplains.

But also in Gethsemane.

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”  – that is what Jesus asked His disciples on the night before the passion. And they, tired, went to sleep.

This lesson of Gethsemane is so important to me. When it’s hard I remember the words of Jesus, who, “being in anguish, prayed more earnestly”, who is so true to His father that He is not ashamed to show His feelings and cry  „take this cup away from me”, who finally agrees to His will  („not my will, but yours be done”) in spite of the great fear that it is fulfilled.  And in this agonising fear and pain He invites us, His disciples and friends, to be with Him, not to fall asleep. We must not fail.


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