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Evening Reflection for 3rd Sunday in Lent

Evening Reflection for 3rd Sunday in Lent

Saturday 9th March 2024

The overarching theme we have as a Church this Lent, 'Watch and Pray', focusses our attention on the
moment in the gospels, between the last supper and his arrest, that Jesus spends some time alone praying,
and while he is doing so, his disciples fall asleep. In John, Jesus prays in a garden—John has a fondness
for gardens. Luke only tells us that Jesus was on the Mount of Olives. Matthew and Mark put him in a place
called 'Gethsemane' though they don't say it is a garden. Traditionally, we blend all three and think of a
garden called Gethsemane on or near the Mount of Olives.

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