Wednesday, March 27, 2013

John 13:21-32 -“Holy Week” Wednesday


“Holy Week” Wednesday - Year C 


Betrayal is troubling. Announcing an accomplished act before its time is troubling. There is much that is troubling.

We have heard tell of a marvelous product, Powdermilk Biscuits, that give one the strength to get up and do what needs to be done. Is it not also troubling that Jesus Bread is reported to be a trigger for a Last Temptation (read your Kazantzakis)?

How do you square innocent Jesus with instigator Jesus?

In specific, how does triggering a betrayal become identified as “glorification”? Humpty Dumpty seems to be working overtime in redefining words. It would seem that the crucifixion and resurrection are bonuses, while the real reason for the season is this moment of betrayal. Yes, there are the reports of Matthew, Mark, and Luke to contend with, but is this the decisive play of the game and if so, what might it mean in the life of the Church or an individual such as me, you, in contemplation of this scene?

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