Hard But Important

When we are hurt, things change. We can pretend it didn’t happen but then we don’t heal. We can learn from how Jesus handled Judas’ betrayal.

Matthew 26:21, “During the meal, He said, ‘I have something hard but important to say to you: One of you is going to hand me over to the conspirators.’ ” The Message

Jesus didn’t play games.

Matthew 26:25, “Then Judas, already turned traitor, said, ‘It isn’t me, is it, Rabbi?’ Jesus said, ‘Don’t play games with me, Judas.’ ” The Message

He didn’t pretend everything was okay.

Matthew 26:50, “Jesus said, ‘Friend, why this charade.’ ” The Message

Jesus never stopped loving Judas. He acknowledged that their relationship changed. It would never be the way it was before.

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