The Agony in the Garden

The Agony in the Garden
The First Sorrowful Mystery:  The Agony in the Garden

In Gethsemane, Christ experiences a moment of great anguish before the will of the Father, against which the weakness of the flesh would be tempted to rebel. There Jesus encounters all the temptations and confronts all the sins of humanity, in order to say to the Father: “Not my will but yours be done.”  This “Yes” of Christ reverses the “No” of our first parents in the Garden of Eden.  The cost of this faithfulness to the Father’s will is made clear in the following mysteries.

— Rosarium Virginis Mariae