Everyone faces betrayal at some point in life; regardless of the magnitude, the sense of the loss of trust and faith in both the culprit and the relationship itself can be devastating. In the Gospels, Judas’ betrayal of Jesus set in motion Jesus’ arrest, sham trial, and brutal execution. How Jesus responded to the act of betrayal and his betrayer shows us something essential about the purpose of grief, forgiveness, and acceptance.
This Sunday we look at the complicated relationship between Jesus and Judas in our series, Why Can’t We Be Friends? Difficult People Worth Fighting For.