Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Matthew 26

(May 1, 2015)
                The Savior, knowing full well that Judas was betraying Him, still greeted him with the appellation “friend.”  How far short I fall in this regard – when those who hurt me (some intentionally, others not) approach, I certainly don’t feel to call them friends.  I want to defend myself from them, to often escape them.  But not to call them friends, and sit and wait while I am betrayed by them.

                But if I want to walk the path that He has set out for me, can I respond any other way?  Isn’t the right course for me to allow the betrayal, to accept the pain, and to do whatever I can to (at the very moment of betrayal) see and call these people ‘friend?’

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