Good Friday Reflection

While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.

Did you hear something in that passage from Matthew that resonates with judas kiss of betrayalyou as, impossible? I’ve been reading a devotional by Dietrich Bonhoeffer this past week. And several of the days’ readings focus on this passage. Bonhoeffer says that the phrase, “Judas, one of the twelve,” renders this entire idea, utterly impossible. One of the twelve could not have betrayed Jesus.

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