Read this familiar passage
on Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane.

Take note of the different instances
of distancing that happens.

You may play this instrumental music
to set the mood
and to pace your reflection.

Julian Lloyd Webber (“Oblivion”)

Remain in silent reflection here
at least for the duration of the music.

Think about the distancing that happens
in the story:
Who kept their distances?
What were their reasons?

Feel free to post your ideas below
and to read your fellow retreatants’ posts.