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Easter, tuesdays, exhaustions ….

11 Apr

exhaustion … in contrast to ‘rest’ – Easter Monday blog… from Luke 22

sorrow’s exhaustion

39 ‘Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

But they ( the women ) rested…’; the disciples slept, not in rest, but from sorrow’s exhaustion. The women of Luke 23 Reston obedience.

Luke sees both, and with his ‘but’, highlights the women’s choice.

They, the women in their sorrows, choose wisely.