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Apr 18, 2022

Jesus did not anticipate the cross only on that evening,
nor did He perceive it only on the day of His crucifixion but rather from the first day of His earthly life and even from the beginning of time.

It was always before Him as alluded to in the Psalm, "And my sorrow is continually before me," (Ps 38:17).

He therefore not only foresaw the cross prepared for His torment, but also knew of all that would befall Him in the way of humiliation.
insults and torture.
Every prisoner, no matter his offense, as some hope of being saved from his imprisonment, but Jesus never expected to evade the cross.
On His way with His disciples to Jerusalem, Jesus "began to tell them the things that would happen to Him," (Mk 10:32).

"Behold, we are going to Jerusalemm, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priest and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death," (Matt 20:18).

Father Manasseh Youhanna

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