Judas’ heart was fixed on betrayal, but Jesus’ on friendship. For if the beloved disciple was sitting on one side of Jesus, it seems Jesus reserved the other for Judas and then offers him a piece of bread which in Jewish custom was a sign of friendship. Jesus went further he even dipped it in sweet Passover sauce made of dates & raisins.
What would you do if you were in Jesus’ place?
1. Convince Judas to change his mind
2. Treated him as a betrayer
3. Expose his hypocrisy and shame him.
4. Done exactly what Jesus did
5. Something else……
Prayer: Lord when people make life difficult for me, may I remember how you reached out in friendship to Judas.