March 22 - St. Basil of Ancya
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me." He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will." When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matthew 26: 36-41).
Jesus’ strength in the midst of suffering and humiliation was astounding. He prays and prays again and encourages his apostles to pray. If we want to live lives worthy of our great King we need to follow his example. We need to pray.
Blessed Mother, you taught Jesus to pray as a young boy. Please teach me to pray as well.
Impact Sports: Do I shake hands after games with class and sportsmanship?
Impact Life: Have you ever gone to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and spent some time in prayer with our Lord?