Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What is That Picture?

You may be wondering about the picture I have chosen for this blog. It is a shot of the Garden of Gethsemane. This, of course, is the place that Jesus spent his last hours of freedom before he was taken prisoner, tortured, and executed the next day. Gethsemane is an important symbol for me. Here, jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, searched his heart for the courage to follow his Father's will to the letter. He knew what this meant and what lay ahead for him should he follow that will. Of course, he did follow the will of God to the letter and, as a result, we have great joy and hope in our lives. Jesus showed us through the agony of taking on he sins of the world that all of us can find God anywhere and at any time, even in the darkest of our hours. I try to find the courage every day to do the same. Unfortunately, I am not always successful. But I have hope because of the saving actions of Christ upon the cross and his Resurrection.