Life of Christ - Chapters 41 - 46 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 41 - 46 Summary and Analysis

The night before he would be taken away to be tortured and killed, Christ went to the Garden of Gethsemane, a place where he often took his Apostles. He was accompanied by Peter, John, and James, and had asked them to stay up with him, but they were overcome by exhaustion and fell asleep, leaving Christ alone to contemplate the agony he would soon endure. The conflict between human nature—which wanted to live—and his Divine nature—which knew he must die—was displayed by his prayer to the Father, asking that the "cup of suffering" pass by him, if it is possible. Christ's human nature, though, was totally obedient to God, and thus willingly submitted to whatever his Father's will required. So much did the coming suffering weigh on him—especially contemplating...

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