The Lamb Alone

We enter the scene of the betrayal and arrest of Jesus and the poignant denial of Peter. Jesus experiences the loneliness of being abandoned by his intimate friends. Only after the resurrection and the coming of the Spirit will Peter and the other disciples who had deserted Jesus surround the Lamb once again, as promised in the verse from yesterday’s reading. The blasphemies described in that reading are present on the lips of Jesus’persecutors. What irony: after such atrocious behavior before the Lamb, Jesus’ persecutors accuse him of blasphemy!

Be present as a silent, faithful witness of Jesus sufferings. Feel every word and turn of events. Slow down the movement of Jesus’ suffering so that you can receive each one as so many drops of his blood filling your lifecup with the sacrament of his presence.

Luke 22:47–71

Create your own Bible Breaths Learn More…
Example: Jesus, you’re the Son of God. v. 70

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read Luke 19:28 to 24:53.

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