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Matthew 26:31-32a Then Jesus said to [his disciples], “You will become deserters because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”
In Matthew, Jesus offers us nourishment with himself. He reminds us that we will not always be as brave as we think we are or be able to do what we want the way we would prefer. Jesus loves us anyway and tells us where to meet him when we find our feet again.
MOVING FORWARD: How do today’s lessons help prepare you for next steps?