The unique and the imitable
Jesus prayed, Jesus prays again! Such is the testimony of the gospels, such is the affirmation of the epistles of the New Testament.
But what exactly do we know about Jesus' prayers? What insight does the Jewish cultural context of the time shed? What relationship between Jesus and the Father do these prayers reveal? What discernment about one's own person and one's journey do they reveal?
It is these questions, among others, that Samuel Bénétreau tries to answer by making us discover the prayers of Jesus on the way and those of the hour of trial and the cross, without forgetting the great and beautiful prayer called “ priestly", the intercession of the Mediator, as reported in the Gospel according to John.
One point, however, must be raised, notes Samuel Bénétreau: “Should we be “imitators of Jesus Christ” in this regard? Is everything imitable in one's prayer life? Or should we bow to a single approach? »
Author: Samuel Bénétreau