Maundy Thursday: Holy Ground GETHSEMANE.
Mark 14: 32,36. “They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I pray.’…He said, ‘Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.’
The Hebrew meaning of Gethsemane is “oil press.” Olive trees were and still are a part of the space which Jesus prayed his most gut-wrenching prayer. He asked God to remove this cup, this mission from him. But he responded with obedience. The Holy Ground in this garden prayer is found inside his prayer – inside the phase “remove this cup from me” -before he says “yet, not what I want…” Look carefully. There is a semi-colon and a space before the word “yet.” It is in that space that Son of God breathed and love turned its face toward you. (Challenge: Love God and love one another as you have been loved…for the rest of your life)
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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