“It wasn’t supposed to end like this…”
“I thought that he was going to rule the world! (And we along with him!)”
“How could this be?”
“Was it all a lie?”
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I can barely stand to consider how the disciples of Jesus felt following the brutal death of their leader, their Master, their Friend.
And guilt. Guilt…definitely. Given that all but John and the women had abandoned Jesus in His greatest hour of need, I have no doubt that they were plagued by guilt. Judas was dead…and I wonder if any of the others wondered about taking the same way out.
Nothing is worse than waiting for hope to come unless it is having found such a Great Hope only to see it dashed to pieces.
Did they ponder Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 17:22, 23?