Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified,
“Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”
The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant.
One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved,
was reclining at Jesus’ side.
So Simon Peter nodded to him to find out whom he meant.
He leaned back against Jesus’ chest and said to him,
“Master, who is it?”
“It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.”
So he dipped the morsel and took it and handed it to Judas,
son of Simon the Iscariot.
After Judas took the morsel, Satan entered him.
So Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”
Now none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him.
Some thought that since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus had told him,
“Buy what we need for the feast,”
or to give something to the poor.
So Judas took the morsel and left at once. And it was night.
When he had left, Jesus said,
“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself,
and he will glorify him at once.
My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
You will look for me, and as I told the Jews,
‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you.”
Simon Peter said to him, “Master, where are you going?”
Jesus answered him,
“Where I am going, you cannot follow me now,
though you will follow later.”
Peter said to him,
“Master, why can I not follow you now?
I will lay down my life for you.”
Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me?
Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow
before you deny me three times.” JN 13:21-33, 36-38
Betrayal…is there anything worse than having your heart torn apart by the one’s you love most. The betrayal of Judas and denial by Peter three times may have caused Jesus more pain and suffering than all of the mental and physical pain in His Passion. The difference between Judas and Peter in their betrayal and denial is an important lesson to learn. I learned it from one of my very own 8th graders who just reflected on a talk by a young man who struggled with an addiction to pornography. My student learned that through addiction and overcoming it, “we are not defined by our actions, but how we respond to our actions.” Profound.
We find the face of Christ in our suffering and in those suffering around us. We will all suffer, Christ never promises to take that away. Judas responded by killing himself, Peter responded by weeping, resentment, and later Jesus will give him a chance to be forgiven with his three fold, “You know that I love you” after the resurrection.
Each time we deny Jesus or betray Him with our selfishness and sin, He is ready to forgive. It doesn’t matter how many times or how big of a whopper the sin is, it depends on how you respond to it. It depends on how you love again to avoid it. Will we use Christ like a slot machine and do it again (sin of presumption) or will we give it to Him so His grace and suffering can do its work. God’s grace and love restore what sin has damaged. How open are you to this grace and love?
Christ wants us to embrace our suffering and sin so we can come to know how much He loves us and how badly He wants to forgive us to make things right with the Father. Most people just get stuck or scared in life. Jesus has opened up an avenue back to the Father, but it requires many struggles and lessons learned to grow in holiness.
This Lent bust loose from the chains of sin and selfishness by allowing Christ and His grace to transform you. Give up your will so you can do His Will. There is no problem God’s grace cannot overcome. You may need counseling or medicine as well, God has put people in our lives to help transform us as well. Allow the light of Christ to bring out the ugliness in the darkness of your soul, so His healing power can begin!
Today’s challenge: React to your brokenness. React to your sin. React to your being chained down. React by allowing God’s love to free you from brokenness, sin, and being chained down.
Be a servant, become a saint!
In this Gospel, Jesus is using Peter as an example: We may say or think that we believe in him, but our actions may show otherwise. We need to truly believe in Christ, without doubting him for even a second.
If you give yourself up for God you will be rewarded with eternal life. God is gracious and merciful He will make everything right and made everything for a purpose.
This shows us that Jesus knows if we are going to betray him so we need to work to not betray him.
Its kind of interesting to me how the Apostles couldn’t figure out that Judas was betraying Jesus. I think that they chose not to believe because it would be so horrible that they subconsciously objected the very idea of betrayal. They thought that it was so bad that no one could ever do it. It should surprise us every single time we hear the story.
when the scripture said “It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.” It makes me think of that God knows what is going to happen before anyone. He knew what you were going to become before your birth. He may know the consequences of are actions but he lets us do it because he wants us to make are own decision.
What I took away from this gospel is that Jesus will always love us even though we sin and betray him. Just like how Jesus treated Judas with kinda and respect, Jesus will do the same. Even if we mess up so badly, Jesus will still forgive and love us. We should also do the same. Even when people hurt us, we always have to forgive them and not treat them like they are a lesser of a person.
In today’s gospel, Judas betrays Jesus that night and turns him in. Jesus did not do anything to stop him, but said “What you are going to do, do quickly.” I need to trust in God’s plan for me, even if I don’t think it is what I think is what I want.
Jesus tells his disciples that He will be leaving soon. They ask Him where He is going. Jesus tells them that He is going somewhere they can not go yet. He means heaven. The gates of Heaven was never opened until Jesus died then rised from the dead.
“Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.” Peter was determined. He was determined to remain faithful and always stick up for Jesus. Just a few hours later he denied Jesus 3 times. It is easy to think that we will always be true to Jesus and others, but even the strongest of us are not enough. That is why we need to continue praying daily so we can become even stronger.
We are children of God, let us follow Him in the way He has laid out for us. Our crosses must be carried by us and not other, nor can we bear the cross of others. Life and love connect with each other, and bond that cannot be destroyed. By dying in ourselves we gain life, and by dying for another we are gifted with it. Betrayal is bitter, but love triumph it. This Love, the love of Christ, is our redemption. Let us share it with others.
Jesus sacrificed everything for us. He knew he was going to die, he knew that even his closest friends would betray him yet he still loves us unconditionally. We take Jesus’ love for granted all the time so we need to work on always putting him first in everything we do.
Jesus loves every one of the Apolstles, including Judas. We were each made individually for one unique purpose. That is what we need to pray about, to find our purpose.
he apostles did not understand what was going to happen to Jesus; even though he had given them many signs. Peter was going to deny Jesus three times, but previously he did not believe that would happen. We should follow Jesus even in the face of adversity.
This scripture means to always forgive but never forget. People will hurt you in your life time but we have to do what God would do and forgive and love everyone around us no matter what
I know that Peter actually believed that he wouldn’t betray Jesus, that fact that he did is saddening. Not only because he was so adamant about it, but the fact that we humans do this more often than we think as well. I do wonder how Judas felt at that moment though, because he was called out for his soon betrayal against Jesus, and he knew it.
This scripture is saying that Jesus sees everything we do. He also knows if we are going to betray Him. The line that shows this is,”Master, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.” Jesus knows everything
Judas betrayed Jesus in the scripture and we can relate by when we betray are brothers and sisters by when were being rude to them and not listening to what their saying when we should even when its maybe not that important. Betraying is very hurtful to our friends and family.
What reached out to me was when it said, ” Satan entered him”. What this means to me is that Satan will always try to sneak into our lives, and often will at some of the hardest points of them. We need to build a wall against Satan, and that can be easily done if we just say close to Jesus and position ourselves away from any possible temptation.
Today’s scripture tells us how Jesus knows everything. He knew when we would die when we would be born and much more. He knows when you’re hurt and when you’re filled with happiness. He also knows when you will betray Him, He tells Peter you will betray me 3 times before the cock crows. His basic message is we need to understand how powerful He is. He is not fake.
In todays reading “What you are going to do, do quickly.” stuck out to me. In my opinion this is Jesus preparing to be betrayed and almost wishing for it to just be over all ready. Its almost as if Jesus just wanted it to be over but knew it was what he was meant to do.
We should not betray the people we love, and we should always ask for forgiveness if we do.
It says that we need to stay on the path with Jesus Christ so we cannot be tempted by the devil and want to betray Him. He lays down his life for us while we betray Him.
In this Gospel Judas is about to betray Jesus and hand Him over to the Jews for silver coins. This teaches us that we should not let the devil corrupt us with money. Jesus knows how it feels to be betrayed. Whenever we are betrayed by a friend we should always ask Jesus to help us because Jesus has been through it.
The scripture is saying that betrayal hurts. Jesus was probably hurt when Judas betrayed Him. Even though He knew Judas would betray Him, he must have still been hurt. being betrayed by someone you trust hurts way more than being betrayed by someone you don’t know.
This scripture is about Judas and Peter betraying Jesus. It´s like giving us a message on how we are sinners and that Jesus died for us on that cross. The Passover is saying that when Judas betrayed Jesus, he would have been sad because his disciples betrayed him like when your friends do something on the weekend without you would feel sad and horrible because they left you out.
In the Gospel Jesus says two of his disciples will betray him. He points out Judas and then He says that Peter will betray Him even though he promised to lay down his life for him. We need to keep our promises because they can end up hurting someone or it might effect your life.
Today Jesus showed that He knows what we will do before we do. I know sometimes I think well if Jesus knows we are going to sin against Him why doesn’t HR stop us. That is because God is keeping his promise of free will. God will not make us do something he will encourage us to do something. God is letting us do what we want, but do we want the right thin, the good thing, the loving thing.
Judas betrayed Jesus. We should ask for forgiveness when we betray our friends and family.
In the gospel, Jesus says that Peter will deny Him and someone (Judas) would betray Him. To me this means that I need to have faith in God because He knows what He’s doing and He has a plan so we need to trust Him.
What I took away from this gospel is that Jesus will always love us even though we sin and betray him. Just like how Jesus treated Judas with kinda and respect, Jesus will do the same.
I think today’s scripture passage is trying to tell us that we should not betray others. Jesus always knows everything no matter what. He sees everything you do and knows what you will do before you even think about doing it. If we betray others, we need to ask for forgiveness from them, just like we ask for forgiveness from God after we Sin or hurt Him.
This scripture is telling us how Jesus sacrificed everything for us. He went through the most pain any human has ever gone through. Why do we put him through more pain every time we sin? We just keep tearing his heart apart, but Jesus still loves us. Can we not do the same to our neighbor. Jesus is the most forgiving person.
Jesus tells us a great message. He needs us to be all in with Him or all out. We also need to keep our promises. Would you lay down your life for Him?
Judas was one of Jesus’s friends. Judas betrayed Jesus, but Jesus still loves Judas. Jesus has a very good point. We should always love and forgive each other. No matter what. We are all on the same team and should act like it. No one should have to feel alone, or forgotten. We need to love everyone.
“Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.” In this piece of Scripture, Jesus foreshadows many things. He hints that Judas will be the one to betray Him, that Peter will deny Him 3 times, and that He will die on the cross. Jesus knows everything about everything and everyone.
In this Scripture, Jesus knows that Judas and Peter are going to betray Him. Jesus was a real human with feelings. He loved those people, and they betrayed Him. Judas gets Jesus killed and Peter denied even knowing Jesus three times. Jesus was hurt by this. We shouldn’t hurt the people we love and people who love us.
What stood out to me was , “WILL YOU LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR ME?” It stood out to me because we heard this at mass but not only that. God always helps us through rough times and we should be there for Him and lay down our life for Him. He is human and he has feelings like we all do so lets be there for Him though His hard times and be kind and generous as He is to us.
This gospel is Jesus telling us to lay our lives down for Him. We need to have awareness and not just care about what we do or what we get. In this world today everyone bases everything around themselves. We need to do things meaning it for other people and God. We need to get rid of self centering, and center your life on God.
Being betrayed feels awful. I often forget how Jesus was human like me, and felt all the emotions of being betrayed. It makes me upset to see how he had to suffer mentally, physically, and emotionally. These next few days of Holy Week, let us strive to serve him as we experience his sorrowful passion.
what i’m getting from this is that we are never supposed to doubt Him at all. we are supposed to live for our faith and spread our faith around. Jesus sacrificed Him self for us, for our sins.
God is King you should never betray Him or push Him away like Judas did. You never know when the time will come and the trumpets will play. You have to prepare yourself for God because if you are not ready when he comes down from heaven there is no turning back. Listen to the Father and do as He says.
I believe this scripture is saying that if you love God and believe in him, he will let you into the kingdom of heaven.
We are all like Judas. We all betray Jesus every day of our lives and for what reason? Pleasure, recognition, wealth? Jesus says, “Pick up your cross and follow me.” This means that we should let go of our sin and worldly goods to follow him. This could be by watching a priest’s live stream on a social media app and praying with him instead of watching something random stuff on your FYP or even giving your money to non-profit organizations that do charity work. It takes work but the end result is greater than we could ever imagine.
God knows what is going to happen before anyone else. He knows when we die, how we die and all of that stuff. We underestimate how powerful God is. We all need to remind ourselves that God is true and almighty.
If we mess up then Jesus will still love you. Look at what Judas did, and God didn’t stop loving him. This goes to show how big and beautiful God’s love is. It shows us how much He cares.
Jesus was having the Last Supper with the Apostles. Judas was about to betray Jesus, and Jesus told him to go and do it quickly. It was said that John reclined against Jesus’ chest, and he was His beloved. We need to lay on Jesus when we need comfort.
Betrayal hurts Jesus was probably hurt when he was betrayed and would shouldn’t betray him.
In this scripture it is talking about how Jesus knows everything. Since he was a little kid he knew who was going to be a true follower and who would betray him. I think this scripture is saying that we need to keep our promises cause if we don’t it could hurt someone later in life or ourselves.
This scripture is signifying basically that if you betray God.God will punish you and send you to hell.
Jesus always has been so good to us. He is kind and He is love. And what do we do? Betray Him. We are Peter and Judas. We deny Jesus because we feel it’s what’s best for us. It’s not. Jesus knows what’s best for us, and sticking with Him is best for us. Jesus is the Way and the Life, and we will find Eternal Life in Him. We have to stop denying Him.
We need to give ourselves to God and we need to stop sinning, We need to listen to God and pay attention to what he has to say to us.
In today’s scripture reflection Jesus mentions that someone is going to betray him. He knows this because he is God and not only that but he knows that everyone gets betrayed at least once in there life. This also means that other people will get betrayed as well over there entire lifetime. This means that we might be the person who betrays someone else and we shouldn’t be that person.
When I read this reading the first time, all I could think of was how terrible Judas was to betray Jesus like that. What I didn’t think about this scripture passage was how we do the exact same thing every time we sin. Every time we go to confession we promise to never sin again and we break that promise because we think that what the devil has is more enticing. We betray Jesus just like Judas did and we need to realize that and repent. Judas never repented and he just assumed that because he committed such an atrocity, that God would not forgive him. We know that God will always forgive us and that we need to take that forgiveness and live our life in union with the Catholic Church.
To me this means God is trying to tell us that we nee to listen to God and pay more attention towards God instead of just pushing him to the side like we sometimes do. Something else is that if are not even trying to listen or pay attention to God then their is no point of going to mass.
The gospel is telling me is that the Lord knows we will betray him a some point in life. And when we are ready we can pray for the poor and the wealthy.
God knew that Judas was going to betray him and yet he still made him a disciple. God knows we are going to sin against him and hurt him, but he still wants to be our friend, our best friend in fact. God knows that we are going to mess up but he still cares. That is the beauty of love. Even when the other person hurts you, you are still there for them because that’s when they need it most. We have to know that we will mess up. That is part of being human, you will make mistakes. The difference is that we should repent like Peter did.
Today it is revealed that Judas will betray Jesus. Simon Peter wanted to follow Jesus, and he even said that he would lay down his life for Jesus. Jesus had said that he could not follow now, but later. Jesus had also said that Simon Peter was going to deny Jesus three times. We deny Jesus a lot. We say that we would do anything for him,but would we really do that?
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I think this scripture means how we should give everything we have for Jesus and have trust in him. Jesus gave his life for us so we should give everything we have to him.
I think the scripture is saying that even people who we are close to aren’t always loyal. Even with this information you still need to be able to trust others. You just have to be careful of who you trust. Even when someone betrays you do not hate them like Jesus did to Judas, Jesus forgave Judas even though he new Judas would betray him.
Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, and for that He felt very sad and troubled. He also said that Peter will deny Him three times before a cock crows. Jesus knew that they would betray Him, so He was very hurt.
In today’s gospel it is telling us about betrayal and one thing that really stuck out to me was when it said Satan entered into him it is trying to tell us Satan will be around when we are doing something bad and will basically make more tempting and appeasing and we can’t fall for his tricks.
Acknowledge the bad in our life. The first step to redemption is acknowledging what you have done and why it is bad. If we acknowledge our sins and brokenness we can grow from it.
It’s normal for someone to betray someone or even God. Even one of his disciples betrayed Him and sent Him to die on the cross. He might not have known what he was doing at the time and thought that was a good idea but he went back later to try to get Jesus out of that way of death and threw the coins back at the pharisees. But before your about to gossip about someone or tell someones big secrets you should probably think about it before you do and run through the commandments to see if you are breaking any of them and just try to make better choices.
I think what Jesus is telling me is that we need to listen to what people say. I think this all goes to what Peter did when he said, “Master, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” But in the end did he lay down his life when he said he would? Luckily he made it up by being sorrowful and repenting. I just think we need to listen to what others say.
Today’s scripture is so powerful yet very meaningful. I think the main meaning of this scripture today is that God sacrificed everything for us, everything. He knew he was going to die painfully, and he knew that even some of his closet friends would go behind him and betray, yet he still loves us and will always, with the greatest love possible. Sometimes we take His love for granted and use it at wrong times, so we truly need to try to always put Him first in everything we do, everything.
It must of felt even worse for Jesus when Judas betrayed him becuase he knew about it. Also, imagine having the audacity to betray someone who has loved you unconditionally. So, here’s the takeaway, don’t betray the lord or anybody else.
The Gospel today is about the morsel that Jesus give to Judas. Then Jesus says do what you are going to do make it fast. That is when Judas goes to the high priest and kings and makes them take Jesus
What really stuck out to me was that Jesus treated Judas with kindness and respect, and Judas did not treat Him the same way. Jesus gave his life up to save us and Judas betrayed Him. Jesus saved us and yet Peter denied Him. Why do we do that? Jesus gives us so much and sometimes we just say Jesus I don’t care. Sometimes we don’t even stop to think about how much God has given us and how much He loves us.
This Gospel is telling us about how two of Jesus’ disciples betray him. Judas gives him up for 20 pieces of silver and Peter denies that he knows him. This is like us. We skip mass to earn more money.
Jesus loved us so much, He went through hell for us. He laid down His life, He went through betrayal, through agony, through death for us. He loved us so much He gave up everything, His dignity. Absolutely everything. He loved us so much, the most we can do is to love him back and do to the lowest of people what Jesus did for us.
I think this is saying that, no matter what we do with our sins, Jesus understands us and why we did it before we even did it. He knows whne we’re gonna sin, and he knows that we make mistakes. We need his guidance to tell us to do the right thing and show us the path to where we need to be.
The scripture is telling me that God will love us so much even if we go against him. You can’t take God’s love away because no matter what he will always be with us and love us. God went through so much pain for us and we should love him just as much as he loves us.
I think that this scripture passage is telling me to give my life for Jesus if it comes to it. If someone came up to me ans asked if I believe in God and if I say yes I die, would I say “Yes I love God. He is our Lord and Savior,” or will I say no out of fear? God died for us because He loved us, and we should be able to do the same for Him.