“Vital Lessons: Deny & Disappoint”
The apostles and close disciples are confused, distraught and unnerved by what Christ is telling them, teaching them and preparing them for. They would be like "Scattered sheep" but what about the Shepherd - Christ? His humanity is in focal play at this point of the salvation story; seemingly friendless and disappointed that he has not been listened to and that even those close to Him seem to just not understand. They will soon have the chance to both see and learn. This part of Christ’s suffering is perhaps equally significant in our redemption story.
~ Rev. John Barbone, Pastor Emeritus