Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quine Explores the Pain of Betrayal

In Simon Ushakov's icon of the The Last Supper..."Betrayed!" Matthew 26:20-24
We sometimes get slighted, or treated rudely. But it is not often we are betrayed. That’s because betrayal requires a close friend who turns you over to others to your detriment. Shocking the disciples at the last supper Jesus said to his friends, “One of you is going to betray me.” “Who could it be?” they asked him. “The one to whom I give this bread,” he replied, handing it to Judas. Why didn’t they know Judas was the betrayer? Because Jesus as host was passing out the bread to each one of them! Could they all have betrayed Jesus? Yes. This is Dr. Jay Quine remembering the word, that yes, we’ve all betrayed Jesus, and not even for 30 pieces of silver.