Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane asks Peter who has fallen asleep as Jesus prayed, “Could you not watch one hour?” The disappointment in the statement is obvious. But Jesus also recognizes Peter’s human limits by continuing, “..[T]he spirit is indeed but the flesh is weak.” This Holy Week Jesus ask that you spend time with Him through his death and resurrection, as best as you are able. Take some time and experience God’s gift of love…even for just a minute each day…. He doesn’t want you to feel guilty about his cruxification and suffering; he did that willingly because he loves you. He wants you to experience and realize the depth of God’s love for you.
To enjoy the beauty of a mountain top, you first must climb the mountain. The journey is easier if you have a good guide who has climbed the mountain before.
We as a Christian people cannot separate ourselves from the world and live in our own cocoons. Instead, we must leave our cocoons and like the butterfly witness God’s beauty to the world.