Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. When they heard it, they were greatly pleased, and promised to give him money. So he began to look for an opportunity to betray him.
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Judas didn't have to wait long for an opportunity to betray Jesus. Neither do we. The opportunities present themselves on a regular basis and we walk right through these open doors. Jesus calls us to believe and we doubt. Jesus invites us to love our enemies and we scoff. Jesus encourages us to stand with the poor and we keep them at distance. Jesus nurtures us at the Lord's Table and we have our own plans. Throughout the story, Jesus continues to give to those who betray him the opportunity to revel in the good news and extend God's love and grace.
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Forgive us, Lord. Amen.