Judas betrayal_The-Last-Supper by Carl Bloch

The hour of betrayal

So Judas took the morsel and left at once. And it was night.

When he had left, Jesus said,
“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself,
and he will glorify him at once. – John 13: 30 – 32

Reflection

Lord Jesus, in today’s Gospel, from Tuesday of Holy Week, we see how You were deeply troubled by Judas’ betrayal.

While you were at supper with Your disciples, You spoke about one of them betraying You, and in a sense You gave Judas permission to do so.

Even though You are Lord of Heaven and Earth and could have stopped him, You knew that his  greed was greater than his loyalty to You, and decided to allow his free will.

It is perplexing that even though this hour of betrayal by a disciple You loved, was deeply troubling for You, You call it the time of Your glorification.

Rather than letting sin have dominion over You, You gave way to God’s dominion over sin and called down Your Father’s glory even in this most distressing of times.

I wonder Lord how many times that I have offended You (or dare I say betrayed You – the very thought of which makes me quiver in sorrow) and yet rather than let sin have dominion, You show mercy and call down Your Father’s glory upon me.

Lord Jesus even today at this moment, I ask for Your mercy.

Forgive me for my bad decisions.

Forgive me for greed.

Forgive me for pride and self-indulgence.

Forgive me for arrogance and self-will.

Today, I make the firm resolution to submit myself under Your authority for Your glory alone, and for the glory of the Father.

Thank You Lord for Your redeeming love.

Amen.

 

Always & Forever,

To The Lamb.

With all my love.

27-March-2018

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