But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
~ Isaiah 53:3-6
He kept speaking for 90 minutes afterwards. It was Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1912. A saloonkeeper shot Theodore Roosevelt at close range, aiming for his heart.
President Roosevelt had two things in his pocket: a case for his glasses, and a 90 minute speech. He self-accessed the damage, and asked the people to be quiet, as he had just been shot, and continued making his speech. He felt the message was an important one. In the end it was determined that the bullet was better off left in Roosevelt’s chest than removed. He was not re-elected for a third term, but he left a long touch on this country.
Jesus was nailed to a cross and kept on serving God. To the death, in the time between death and Resurrection, and Ascension.
You can do it. Listen to the Lord, listen to your body, and take every breath and step in the name of the Risen Christ.
Because of Him,