“Then He said to them, ‘My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me’” (Matthew 26:38).
Stoicism is a philosophical view that believes life should be lived void of any emotion. Unfortunately, many have embraced stoicism as a Christian virtue. It isn’t! The gospels reveal the emotional responses of Jesus to some of his most grievous moments–weeping at the grave of his friend Lazarus. He wept again as he considered the lostness of Jerusalem. And now, he is deeply troubled by the looming cross. Emotion is real. The only limitation place on our grief is that we do not grieve as if we have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13).