- Religion and Philosophy
A Night At Gethsemane
The night is getting deeper
It is just the night of Passover
There is something about this night
It seems this night is not like the other night.
After awhile he says,
“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrows to the point of death.”
Going a little farther he fell with his face to the ground.
He cries out in agony, seeing the cup he is about to drink
This cup of great sorrows, great pains and agonies,
Great distress and humiliation
This cup is just so much unbearable
No human strength can persevere such so great agony.
“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.
Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Not only once, but thrice he pronounced such words.
But Heaven remained silent.
Surely he will drink this unbearable cup.
The Father wills him to go through this great agony.
It is the Father’s will to crush him.
To bring glory to man’s soul.
Yes it is God’s pleasure to crush the Christ
In order to deliver mankind from sin and doom
And give him a marvelous destiny.
A blessed season of lent to all of you. May this Lenten Season bring us to e deeper meditation of Christ’s sufferings and death.
Copyright April 17, 2011
Maria Cristina Aquino Santander