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10 Minute Daily Retreat: Lent - "Can you drink this cup...?"

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...“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”  “We can,” they answeredMatthew 20:22

I’m a nurse; I’ve seen people suffer. I’ve helped calm women as they experience the agony of childbirth.  I’ve administered morphine when the pain of cancer becomes too much to bare. I’ve held a mother as she wailed after the death of her child.
James and John want prestige, position and favouritism from Jesus. Instead he offers them suffering! And they accepted it. They went on to experience terrible suffering, and they persevered and endured.
Do we dare to sit before Jesus and allow Him to ask us, 'can you drink of this cup?'
During this season of Lent...read on: https://susannetimpani.blogspot.com.au/