But all his acquaintances, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. - Luke 23:49
This is a quiet day, a day when the first disciples clung to each other in bewilderment and disbelief. He was gone and what were they to do? This is probably a day of self-accusation and of remorse. So many of them had failed so badly. What could it all mean? Will they be the next to die? It is easy to identify with them since we have all had times of not knowing what will come next.
In prayer, let us ask for the courage to stand firm in times of doubt and disbelief.