#HolyWeek2021 – Good Friday Reflection 2: Jesus is Arrested

Our Good Friday reflections continue. My name is Irene, and we return to the Gospel according to Luke, chapter 22, as Jesus is arrested:

47While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 48but Jesus asked him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?’

49When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, ‘Lord, should we strike with our swords?’ 50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.

51But Jesus answered, ‘No more of this!’ And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

52Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, ‘Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs? 53Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour – when darkness reigns.’

Take a moment, and reflect: have you ever experienced the hurt of betrayal? How did that feel? Perhaps you can even think of a time when you betrayed someone else! Now, imagine how Jesus must have felt as He was betrayed by His closest friends. As you reflect on these things, turn them into a prayer: express to God your feelings of sadness and regret, or your desire for forgiveness.

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