Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to give Jesus up to them. When they heard it, they were delighted and promised to give him money. So he started looking for an opportunity to turn him in.
Mark 14:10-11, Common English Bible (c) 2011
When – or how – do we “give Jesus up”?
When – or how – do we step away from Jesus’ way, close our hearts, shut our eyes, stop up our ears, refuse to respond to a need?
Conversely, how do we boldly follow Jesus?
-Teressa Clark, 2019
Lenten Reflections 2019: Following Jesus from the Mount of Olives to the Tomb ~ Day 24
I have great sympathy for Judas. Someday, we may all understand his reasoning and failings…
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Great sympathy for Judas is a beautiful response.
Something I try to remember whenever I find myself questioning – even judging – another: If we were truly to be in another person’s shoes, having had exactly the same experiences they have had over the years, with precisely the same hopes and dreams they hold dear, we would make the same decision they make in any given situation.