Gethsemane

night-scene

Why is this night different from all other nights?

A full moon casts shadows in the chilled night air.

The howling of dogs echoes across the valley.

We wait and pray in the garden of betrayal and death.

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Why is this night different from all other nights?

This night there are trials yet to endure.

This night the flock scatters.

This night holds the darkest hour.

This night the angel of death does not pass over.

Crown of Thorns attributed to Michelangelo Merisi, Caravaggio (1602)

Remain awake and pray lest you undergo the test.

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