Stay here while I pray
Jesus asked at Gethsemane
He placed disciples to sit nearby, but not with him
Going a little further, he went to the garden to pray alone.
Socially distanced, Jesus asked the disciples to stay present, but leave him alone.
It was so hard they failed, not once, not twice but three times.
They were asked to watch, and wait and be nearby, but not too close.
I wonder if they tried to pray while they were waiting.
I know Jesus asked them to be aware of what was going on around them as they waited.
I wonder why Jesus asked them to be there.
I no longer wonder why it was so difficult.