Usually Easter is the highlight of the whole season, but this year I heard these words and they chimed through me for days: “Jesus was more human than he had ever been.”
Luke 22:39-46 Jesus went to Gethsemane. He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
I know I have heard the story many years over the years, but Jesus’ humanity really stuck with me this year.