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THE FINAL STEP (Mark 14: 32-42)



I have slept in Gethsemane,

Lacking the sense

Of immanent pain

My Master bears.

His sorrow

Has been my pillow,

And I have slumbered

In the shadow

Of a dying God.

Because I cannot look upon

The final step that Love must walk,

He kneels alone,

And trembling

Takes the proferred cup

For Him and me.


“Wake up!” He says;

“Though you could not watch with me—

Though you could not

Embrace my task—

I have met my fear alone,

To seal the bonds of brotherhood,

That we might live at one.”


–Elton D. Higgs



Photo: “Christ in the Garden” by Caravaggio. Public Domain. 

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