Maundy Thursday

For our contemplation.

Praying in Gethsemane

 

In this image the Lord Jesus is being ministered to by an angel as He prays in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before He is to be crucified.

The image of HIS contemplation is backgrounded in a remoter fore-glimpse of what is to come.

But let us contemplate the will of God with Him in this image. For He prays to be relieved of the necessity to endure the crucifixion. And, next, prays God’s will be done.

Shortly they will come for Him.

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This image was made by Maine artist Nancy Jacob in Guatemala and is used here with permission. If you like, you can befriend Nancy on Facebook. I think an image of The Last Supper is planned for today. For deep views, double-click on images in all these posts.

4 responses

  1. One of the hardest things is imagining him all alone at those moments, with even his friends having fallen asleep. I can understand an artist wanting to give him an angel for company.

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    • these pictures are of tableaus and preparations for the holy season procession before which masses of flowers are strewn by the crowd. some pictures, for instance, are of the savior’s image being refreshed by workmen in this narrow space! i’m still trying to discover how they can be viewed on her Facebook, but …

      i haven’t checked this, but think one gospel account tells of an angel coming to strengthen, encourage him in this awful situation.

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