Yesterday was the fifth gathering of participants in the Lent Retreat in Daily Living I’m offering this year at UST Law School on the theme In the Desert with Jesus.
During the past week, the participants walked with Jesus on his final steps toward Jerusalem, praying with what happened to Jesus and his followers in the weeks leading up to his entry into Jerusalem. Their prayer material included, among others, the Cleansing of the Temple, The Raising of Lazarus, and the Anointing at Bethany.
After participants shared the fruits of that prayer, Chato Hazelbaker offered the reflection on this week’s theme: The Final Hours Before Arrest. Lamentably, I was in the air between New York and Minneapolis at the time, and so didn’t get to hear his talk in real time, which focused on Jesus’ final hours before his arrest – his suffering and prayer in the garden. He also spoke a little about some of the other material participants will pray with this week.