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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