Jesus is traumatized
Minister and veteran David Peters invites us to consider our own post-traumatic identities in a new light.
A rite of spontaneous love (John 12:1-8)
Mary has learned that God spares nothing in loving us.
I was drying dishes and absentmindedly singing the song that had been stuck in my head for days when my husband suddenly came barreling down the staircase and into the kitchen. Looking frantic, he asked me what had happened. We were both confused; he was convinced that I had cried out in pain, and he fully expected to walk in on a grisly cooking incident.
We quickly realized the source of the miscommunication. The song I’d been singing was Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” and I sounded like a lady in distress as I belted out, “Judas, Juda-a-a.”
Missing the resurrection (Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19)
History is written by the winners, and Judas didn't win.
The Judas chromosome: Matthew 26:14—27:10
Maybe the real reason we show betrayers so little compassion is that we’re afraid there is some Judas chromosome within all of us.