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And Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
St. Mark, the writer of this gospel, details the names of each of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus. He ends the list by naming Judas Iscariot as one of the twelve and adds, “The one who betrayed him.” When you read that description of Judas, make sure you remember that “Jesus Knew, But Loved Him Anyway.”
One of the most difficult revelations that came to me as a young man was the fact that I would always have a person, or sometimes a group of people, who would be against me. When people like that appear in your life, they’re sure they’re fooling you. But the truth is, you KNOW them. You know who they are and what they want to do. You can feel them coming up behind you, and they’re convinced they have you fooled. Jesus knew Judas was a flake. Jesus knew Judas had been stealing out of the disciples’ money bag. Jesus knew right up until the night Judas kissed Him on the cheek with the kiss of betrayal. What Jesus did from day one to His betrayer was what He’s calling you and me to do to those who would betray us. “Jesus Knew, But Loved Him Anyway.”
I need You to strengthen me this AM as never before. Help me to love them, even when I know. Amen