The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden
The thought of our sins and His coming suffering causes the agonizing Savior to sweat blood. (Luke 22:39-44)
Imagine a time in your life when you did something you regret. Not just a mistake or some unintentional accident. No, remember an instance when you made a wrong decision. It could be a time when you were hasty to judge someone, or when you responded in anger undeserved, or when you gave in to lust or doubt or pride. Call that time to mind; remember where you were, who you were with. Try to remember how you felt.
How many times has this happened and you regretted it not only after, but before and even while doing it? How many times did it seem as if you were telling yourself, 'you know better than this; just don't do it!'? But, you did it anyways, and then the guilt washed over you and you had to make amends.
All of us go through these difficult situations, these challenges to our conscience,