In “Jesus’ Agony in the Garden,” Fr. Martin Pable reflects on the three strong emotions Jesus experienced the night before his crucifixion: fear, loneliness and a sense of failure. These are emotions we have all experienced at various stages of our lives.
Fr. Pable suggests that we can draw strength from Jesus’ suffering by learning to embrace “our own times of agony in union with him, so that those times can be sources of spiritual growth for ourselves and for the people the Lord brings into our lives. Moreover, our prayerful meditation on this mystery will inspire us to act as comforting angels to people around us who are hurting or bearing heavy burdens in their own lives.”
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