Mar 29, 2014

Reflection: Jesus' Final Days

Here’s a reflection on Jesus’ final days on earth.  It was written by Rachel Hackenberg.


The worst part of those final days,
I think, must have been the knowledge that your work wasn’t finished;
there was more – so much more – still to be done, still deeply needed.
But life got in the way of life,
and death got in the way of life,
and you couldn’t accomplish it all.
No wonder you were volatile toward the end, and so impatient.
Did you guilt yourself, Jesus, for finitude?
Did it add to your suffering to recognize that you were not eternally able?
Did you pray in the garden not for relief but for more time to heal and teach?
How did you accept what was left undone?

~ written by Rachel Hackenberg, and posted on Rachel G Hackenberg.