The Messiness Of Betrayal – A Sermon On John 13:21-32 For Wednesday In Holy Week

Last Supper by James Tissot - Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons I don’t know what to make of or do with today’s gospel (John 13:21-32). It raises more questions for me than it…

The Night Of Betrayal – A Sermon On John 13:21-32

Here’s my question. In what ways have you been the betrayer? Whom have you betrayed? And how did that happen?  “Very truly, I tell you,” Jesus said, “one of you will betray me.” Everyone at the table looked around wondering who it was. I wonder if they looked at themselves or just each other. I wonder if they looked at their own lives; their thoughts, words, and deeds; things done and left undone.  I wonder if they were relieved when Jesus dipped the bread in the dish and gave it to Judas. Are you?

A Sermon for Wednesday in Holy Week, John 13:21-32

The collect and readings for Wednesday in Holy Week may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 13:21-32. After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.”…

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