"One of you will betray me" (Jn. 13:21). The gospel of John paints a portrait of a Jesus who is in charge, and is in control of His destiny. Despite knowing what would happen to Him in Jerusalem, and that Judas would betray Him (Jn. 13:26), He still chose to go to the cross willingly (Jn. 10:18).
When we sin, we betray the confidence and love that God has in and for us. However, the sacrifice of Jesus assures our forgiveness. Are we willing to accept His mercy and do all that we can to please Him? Let us allow this Holy Week to inspire true contrition for our sins, and reignite a deeper spirit and heart filled with gratitude to our God.
Jesus, forgive us when we betray You, and may our gratitude be evidenced by our striving for holiness in our lives. Amen.