The Kiss That Wasn't a Kiss
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Holy Thursday: The Eucharist and A Commitment

Last Supper

Another painting by James Tissot, this one of the Last Supper using imagination from a Jewish perspective. We focus attentively and gratefully on Jesus' actions at the supper table, but his final commitment to His Father's will was to take place later that evening in Gethsemane.

Garden of GethsemaneBellini's Agony in the Garden, centuries earlier,  emphasizes the storyline of events from a third party's perspective. There isn't much concern for Christ's inner thoughts. Nor does there appear to be very much agony. We should spend some time with Jesus tonight in private prayer, small recompense for the sleepy indifference of his inner circle.