Whole denominations have fallen away claiming to be open and accepting, out of love, of what God clearly calls sin. Jesus never accepted, encouraged, or endorsed sin. He loved the sinner and hated the sin. When Jesus comes back, He is coming in Judgment. Judgment day, the Lord’s Day, the Last Day is coming.
This moment in the garden was the calm before the storm. I’m sure there was a sense of apprehension in the air. Jesus had just shared what would be His last meal with them and spoke some confusing and difficult truth. Something about betrayal and that He would have to die, that PETER would deny Him!… I’m sure the disciples felt a bit of unease. And Christ, He knew something big was coming, something monumental, something that would change the course of eternity for human kind.