"While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them: and he approached Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" Luke 22:47-48
We have a difficult time with Judas. We can't imagine anyone betraying the Lord, much less one of the twelve. This, too, is part of the heartbreak of the suffering of Jesus. It is also part of the wonder of it. Judas represents the very people Jesus came to save — people whose words and actions put Him on the cross. People like us.
We share the guilt. It was because of our sin He was crucified. "All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way…" Is. 53:6
Turning to our own way – declaring we know what is best — is the ultimate insult to God. It is, in fact, our betrayal.
Sunday is coming!