Monday, March 30, 2009

Jesus in Gethsemane while the Disciples Sleep

Today's (Monday) Gospel is from St Mark 14:32-42. Jesus chides His disciples for sleepeng when they should watch and pray, but when He returns the third time, He says, "Sleep on now and take your rest," while in the same breath saying, "Rise, let us be going." It seems clear that the rest of which He speaks here is the rest which He gained for us by His perfect obedience. See, He watched and prayed; He endured His great Passion, for us and for our salvation.

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