In that unholy week leading up to his crucifixion, Jesus also experiences betrayal. Peter denies him. Judas kisses him. His other friends desert him. Because of these betrayals, Jesus’ enemies capture him. From that moment on, Jesus enters his passion and faithfully fulfills his calling as the suffering servant-king.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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“Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
—Matthew 26:21 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy God, as I walk through this Holy Week, help me to remember all that Jesus experienced in the last week of his life. Guide me to remember his greatest sacrifice, and help me as I seek to follow Jesus. Thank you for your great love. Amen.
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