Without Gethsemane there would not be a Golgotha, and without Golgotha there is no Easter.
From the Garden, Jesus found the fullness of his Father’s love and in the Garden he found the courage to respond with all his heart.
By dying Jesus destroyed our death and in rising he restored our lives.
The Easter Jesus sets us free to “do in his memory” that which he has done for us.
So while we celebrate the Easter of Jesus, Easter itself will not be complete until we all share with one another that unconditional and overwhelming love the Jesus gave us on the Cross.
He showed us how. Wash feet!
“There is a thread you follow. It goes among.
Things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread”. William Stafford, The Way it Is.
There is still work to do!
Just a thought.