This post is part of my week long series revisiting the movie Jesus Christ Superstar. Thanks for joining the journey!
Ted Neely’s powerful performance as Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, gets me at the core of my being, every time.
Seeing the human fear and the weariness Jesus feels in this scene inspires me and even comforts me. He died for us in spite of his fear. His powerful connection with his loving Father gave him courage, but it was far from easy for him. Otherwise, He would not have asked for a reprieve.
This scene reminds me that each of us can deepen our connection with God, to give us courage to face our own trials, large and small.
We can ask God questions: Do you really want me to do this?
We can ask for help: Okay, God. Show me how. Help me feel your presence, your strength. Please give me the courage to do this.