July 14, 2019
Jesus’s closest friends thought they could fearlessly stare down death for him, but they couldn’t even stay awake and pray for him. Jesus knew he’d be betrayed by one disciple and abandoned by all the others, yet he still willingly accepted this lonely, sorrowful path to the cross. The cross is not God’s stamp of approval on our strength, but his infinite mercy toward our weakness. Like the disciples, we’re less heroic than we think. We are weak, but He is strong.