I’m continuing my posts of the coloring pages for the mysteries of the Rosary with the Sorrowful Mysteries this week. The first sorrowful mystery, The Agony in the Garden, Coloring page is here!
(Please download to your computer and open in a .pdf program like Adobe Acrobat before printing for the best results!)
“Jesus came with them to Gethsemane. And sadness came over him, and great distress. Then he said, “My soul is sorrowful to the point of death. Wait here and keep awake with me. Then he withdrew from them, and knelt down and prayed. Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine. Then an angel appeared to him, coming frmo heaven to give him strength. In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly. And his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. Then he came back to his disciples and found them sleeping, and he said “So you had not the strength to keep awake with me one hour? You should be awake, and praying not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.'”
I’ve always felt this part of the Gospel really showed Jesus’ humanity. Even Jesus asked God to ‘take this cup from me’ or to remove a hardship from his life. I know there have been so many times when I have prayed and wished things were different, that God would remove or ease a difficult situation. But the most powerful lesson here is that, even when we see an easier path, sometimes what God requires of us isn’t easy, but it is still His will. Jesus sought something easier, but above that he sought God’s will. Even when the path is difficult, and pray for easier times, look to this verse and remember to always seek God’s will above our own. In Jesus’ case, it was for the salvation of all mankind throughout the earth and throughout time. God’s will for you may not have the same impact, but good comes from suffering, perhaps in ways we don’t always get to witness. May you always seek God’s will in your life, through the easy, good times, and the difficult suffering times!
Thanks and God Bless!
Remember, if you can’t wait for all of these coloring pages to post, you can buy the whole pack of 20 mysteries here in my shop!