Is 49:1-6; Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, "Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
When we fully comprehend the underhanded nature of the actions of betrayal from one we love, it’s like we’ve been punched in the stomach. Fully human, Jesus is profoundly disturbed knowing that one so close to him willfully attempts to destroy him. Everyone present questions if Jesus accuses him. No one is without blame or guilt; they, and we, all know that we’re complicit in his betrayal. Today's the perfect time to think of all the times Jesus looks at us deeply troubled by our actions. Let's take the time to examine the ways we've denied the Lord, ignored his friendship, and walked away with every intent to hand him over.
Faithful and compassionate friend, Jesus, I come to you with a contrite heart. Please forgive me.

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