Betraying Jesus

Jn. 13:21-38

Theonly way you can be delivered from that sin is to have your falseexpectations destroyed, once and for all. And that is precisely whathappened between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Jesus drew the false,sinful expectations of the world unto himself, absorbed them, and borethem on the cross. His death was the death of all of our falseexpectations, and therefore his death was the death of sin itself.    – Edwin Peterman

Judas betrayed Jesus because of false expectations–of physical comfort, finanicial security, good health.  We sell our souls for these. Each time we turn our heads on the street, each time we sit in church and let a priest or some other person discriminate against queers, women who want and need birth control, and women who want to be ordained–we betray Jesus because of our false expectations.  Like Judas we want the quick and easy, and I believe a loving Father forgave and received Judas as he will us. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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