Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bonus Reading, Luke

Prayer, Betrayal, and Denial         

Today's reading details what happened after the Last Supper.  Jesus went out to pray at the Mount of Olives, with a heaviness of anxiety and grief over he and the disciples.  The Judas arrived, along with police and soldiers, betraying his teacher, who arrested Jesus.  One disciple, Peter, tried to follow, but when he was confronted outside of the high priest's house, he passionately denied even knowing Jesus, three times.  Realizing this -- and remembering Jesus' prophecy that he would do this, Peter broke down and wept.

Read Luke 22:39-62  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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