15.02.04 Mt. 26:42
JESUS PRAYS A SECOND TIME
Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
Again they failed! It was as if they didn’t even care! It is difficult to comprehend that they would fall asleep at such a desperate time as this. It reveals their complete lack of understanding of the struggles Jesus was experiencing. Certainly, the expectations of the crowds and the excitement of the Passover would have encouraged them to stay awake. Then, possibly for these same reasons, they were exhausted. Previously when Jesus asked them to stay awake to experience the Transfiguration (Mt. 17), they had fallen asleep then, as well (Lk. 9:32).