Coming to the Garden with Jesus

Matthew 26:30-46

The Disciples’ Walk in the Dark
It had been a strange Passover. Jesus told them that one of them would hand him over. He described the bread and wine as his body and blood. After they sang a Passover psalms they left Jerusalem to walk in full-moon night across the Kidron valley. Judas disappeared.
The night was more inside them. Jesus matter-of-factly told them they would all stumble (skandalizein) because of him and cited Zechariah’s words about God striking the shepherd. But he also assured them that he would get up from the blow and lead them to Galilee!