In the Luke 22:44 of the New Testament in the Holy Bible it informs about Jesus Christ's experience while he was in the Garden of Gethsemane. During a time when an angel visits him to strengthen him he begins to sweat blood.
I would like to understand better the significance of this verse:
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Did he literally bleed through his pores as could be interpreted from this verse?
What would cause him to sweat blood during a prayer to his Father?
What is the spiritual meaning behind this sweat of blood that came from his body in the Garden of Gethsemane?
Was he feeling pain that required an angel to strengthen him in order to bear what he was feeling?