The gospels of Matthew and Mark tell us that Jesus requested his disciples to watch and pray during his agony in the garden. In a variety of ways the Church endeavors to keep that request during Holy Week, sometimes providing opportunities for worshipers to come for an hour or more during the night of Maundy Thursday to Good Friday to stay with the Body of Christ and pray. (We invite you to do that following the Maundy Thursday Liturgy, the Blessed Sacrament having been placed in the font, symbolic of the tomb of Christ). In what ways does it make sense to you to “stay with Jesus”—now or ever? What devotional practices help you do that? What Christian action do you feel or believe keeps you “with Jesus” in the world? And, if you relate to it at all, what does “Watch with me” mean in your own life?
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