In the Jungle . It's actually a garden. My final Lenten MOC is here, have a holy and spiritual Good Friday! . An excerpt from last Sunday's Gosplel:
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me." He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will." When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, "My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!" Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open. He left them and withdrew and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. Get up, let us go. Look, my betrayer is at hand."
Overview of the garden.
The cup is symbolic; When Jesus prayed that the cup pass without him drinking it, he was praying that there would somehow be a way around him having to be crucified. Jesus was terrified, but he was so obedient that he went through with it anyway, with a, "Your will be done," attitude.
I'm very happy with how this one turned out. I got some more Jesus heads and hair off of BL and I'm hoping to get permission to display these vignettes at my church. I hope that they will serve as a reminder to people to not forget the lessons they've learned during Lent. Keep living a wholesome life, everyone!