Lenten Journey – Day 44
Biblical Scripture: John 13:21-32
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5-Apr-12: John 18:1—19:42
After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” 5 They answered, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus replied, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6 When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they stepped back and fell to the ground. 7 Again he asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” 8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these men go.” 9 This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken, “I did not lose a single one of those whom you gave me.” 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear. The slave’s name was Malchus. 11 Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?”
“……and you say THE ONE will stand up for us?”
All friends, all critters, all unfolk, all ears, all Crookeye, all nose
Did pull and stretch and reach and screech in the upward way.
All questers did gather just one breath to catch, a ‘fore they goes
More steeply, more peeply, scarce knowin’ whether to sway.
“Oh, did ye hear that shout, that bout of blunder o’er yonder?”
All huddled in worry o’ rough bodies burstin’ through rock.
“Oh, now ye must march on, ye friends, ye must not ponder
“To stop or wander, for The One just now forded ye a block.”