We now find ourselves on day 2 of the Online Stations of the Cross. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being betrayed. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #betrayed).
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. (Mark 14: 43-46)
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.