Soon we will focus our attention on the Cross of Christ. On Good Friday we will go with him to Golgotha and watch, weep and pray. And we will give thanks. Today we are called by our reading to go with him to Gethsemane, the place where his yes embraced the Cross. Should we not watch and weep and pray here as well? And should we not give thanks? After all it is here that his “yes” to death guaranteed our “yes” to life. “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!”(II Corinthians 9:15)