What do you do when you’re sad?
“They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
(Mark 14:32-34 NTL)
No matter what is happening around us, communion with God is something that must be cultivated daily. Being alone with God should always be our first choice, not the last one; especially at times of greatest crisis, when we are making great decisions or when we can’t see other choice but continuing our journey towards “the cross”
In Gethsemane, Jesus taught us that even if our prayer is “alone” with the Father, it is also advisable to look for a select group of friends to support us in prayer, especially when the situation that we are facing, generate in our lives a deep sadness.
If it is true, we run the risk that this group will not be with us until the end; but just the fact of realizing they are so close, can inject us the encouragement enough, to continue fighting until the end.
© CAYADO Consulting – July 2013