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Mark 14: 43-46

Then, while [Jesus] was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. His betrayer had arranged a signal with them, saying, “the man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him and lead him away securely.” He came and immediately went over to him and said, “Rabbi.” And he kissed him. At this they laid hands on him and arrested him.

Dismas Reflection:

As Jesus and I continued our talk, he told me how one of his own guys had turned him into the religious leaders.   I have no idea why this Judas turned against his friend, but  what  amazed me is that Jesus wasn’t even angry with him.

I’ve been snitched on before, I can tell you, all I remember was wanting revenge.  Anger and hate have ruled most of my life. My so- called ‘friends’ and even my own family , who were supposed to the ones I could trust  the most ,turned out to be those I could trust the least. I hated them for their betrayal.

Jesus was different, even while he talked about his betrayal by his own friend, he showed no hate or anger, only a sad look about him as he wondered about his friend.

Reflection Question:

Jesus, I too know about betrayal.  Is there hope for a heart twisted with anger and hatred?

With St. Dismas we pray:

Dear God, let your love flow through my heart, let this love take away the hardness of my heart. Help me to learn to let go of my anger and hate, that I too may learn to love and forgive.

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One Response to “Betrayal: Station 2- Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested”

  1. Lorraine Williams says:

    it struck me at Mass this Palm Sunday, how Jesus called Judas “friend” as Judas kissed him. What a moment that was! How Judas must have been stricken to be addressed in that way after the enormity of what he had done. Is that why he repented? Knowing Jesus was still loving to him?