March 31st

Sometimes We’re Judas, Too

When it was evening, he took his place with the twelve; and while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” —Matthew 26:20-21

I can pretty quickly disassociate myself from Judas and his betrayal of Je­sus. Maybe I’ve been like Peter sometimes, denying Jesus. But betraying him? I don’t want to believe that. The truth is, if whatever we do to the least of our brothers and sisters we do to Jesus, I think all of us have done both some betraying and some denying of Jesus throughout our lives. I don’t like thinking about it much, but I have used my words, my actions, and my inactions to betray family members, friends, and strangers at various times, intentionally or not.

FOR REFLECTION: How do you sometimes betray or deny Jesus with your actions or your inaction?