On Tuesday of Holy Week, Jesus announced to his disciples that one of them would betray him. This sentence caused mistrust and fear among the disciples, as they were at a loss to know who he meant. Betrayal is an active opposition to God’s way, and it gives a decisive advantage to the persecutors. It is entirely different from remaining silent out of fear.
Judas acted against the request of The Lord’s Prayer:
Thy will be done! He did not want God’s will. But Jesus understood the importance of this request and prayed for the strength to go on, asking for God’s will to be done. When we disagree with God’s will or think we know better than God Himself, we are in danger of betrayal.
Satan entered into Judas, and he became a traitor. Wherever we let confusion and distorted thinking lead us away from God’s will, we are in danger of betrayal. But the good news is that God does not reject us when we sin. He invites us to sit at the table beside him and leads us to repentance and resurrection.
Let us pray for the peace of God to protect our hearts and minds in Jesus Christ. Amen.