“Father, save me from this hour”? – Carol Penner

 March 20, 2016



Text: John 12:12-36


In John’s gospel, there is no Garden of Gethsemane scene after the Last Supper.  The anguish of Jesus about his upcoming suffering happens here close to his procession into Jerusalem. Jesus knew in his heart that he could not avoid this suffering, it was part of his mission, even though there were other times in his life where he could avoid suffering. In our own lives, how do we discern which suffering can be avoided, and which should be embraced?


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