Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested
Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. The men seized Jesus and arrested him.
Think back to a time when you were betrayed by a close friend. What was that like for you?
Conversely, when have you betrayed a close friend?
Father, this betrayal by a close friend is shocking and heartbreaking. However, if I’m honest, I have betrayed Jesus as well through my own sin. Thank you for the grace extended me by the cross, which I am in need of daily.