It was time. So Jesus gathered his disciples one last time to celebrate the Passover, but with a twist. He used that meal to share the meaning of what was going to happen. Not so much for that moment, but for the future as they became the Body of Christ carrying out his work in the world. When he finished, they left and journeyed to the Garden of Gethsemane. There, he prayed. Deep and powerful prayer. Prayer expressing his desire not to go through what he knew he was about to experience, but also prayer aligning his will with God. That garden moment is the reality of your life. Knowing that sometimes God wants you to do something that is painful, difficult or controversial. Pleading with God that there be another way. And finally saying, “Lord, not my will but Yours.” May this holy day draw you closer to Jesus, whose love showers you with boundless grace. And may it also deepen your commitment to follow him – wherever he leads you.