Psalm 55: 13, 14, 15
For had it been an adversary who taunted me, then I could have borne it;
or had it been an enemy who vaunted himself against me, then I could have hidden from him.
But it was you, a man after my own heart, my companion, my own familiar friend.
We took sweet counsel together, and walked with the throng in the house of God.
Traditionally today we think of Judas going to the religious authorities to declare his intentions to betray his master, teacher and leader. Jesus has called him a friend, (John 15; 15 Jesus says to his disciples “I have called you friends”) Judas is going to betray his friend.
Has there been a time when you have felt betrayed by someone you thought was a friend? Were you able to confront him/her later or are you still holding it in your heart? What does it feel like? Many women have come forward in the past year in the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements. Being able to confront the perpetrator who betrayed a trust is important in giving relief for your soul. But have you ever been the one who betrayed a trust? Today is a day to reflect on what you have done and to make your confession to God.
MARCH 28 / WEDNESDAY