1. Read Mark 14:32-36.
They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated. And he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.” [NIV: "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death."] And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want" (NRSV).
2. Watch this video:
- How are you, really? Take some deep breaths and consider what is going on in your heart, soul, and body.
- What stands out the most to you in the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane?
- What are some ways you can connect meaningfully with others today?
- for those who are sick, lonely, or in need;
- for those who are working overtime (e.g. healthcare professionals, janitors, etc.) and those without work (e.g. food service workers);
- for those who are afraid, agitated, or overwhelmed;
- for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one;
- for your needs and the needs of our congregation.
5. Engage with this post by liking, commenting, and sharing with others. Start a conversation about how your week is going or about how you are engaging spiritual disciplines. Share the peace with one another via phone, email, or video chat!
Thank you all for your patience as we navigate this new way of being the church together. Go in peace and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!