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Two Rocks or One?

When tears and blood landed like seeds in the sandy soil at the foot of an olive tree those many nights ago, humanity could not conceive what was truly taking root. There were those who had faith (Mt. 16:18) and the one that suffered (Mt. 26:36), but were these really two separate rocks or one?

The bloody sweat shed upon the rock of agony at Gethsemane (Luke 22:44) is eternally tied to the bitter tears of denial (Luke 22:62) precisely because "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Mark 14:38).

We too must prostrate before the rock of faith and the rock of suffering. That is why we have altars. It is where the two become one.

Go to the garden.


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