Thursday, April 02, 2009

Gethsemene Teaches Us to Pray

Jesus repeated the same prayer three times in Gethsemane, which teaches us that repetition of the same prayer is not useless; we also learn that although God's will was that He suffer the cross, nevertheless it was good: it redeemed the world on Good Friday, and resulted in resurrection and life. So too, we learn that when we must suffer or bear trouble or take up our cross and follow Him, ultimately none of this will redound to evil for us, but to immeasurable good. Yesterday's (Wednesday evening) sermon, from St. Matthew 26:36-46:

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