In the Gospel for Tuesday of Holy Week, Jesus predicts his betrayer at the last supper with his disciples.  John asked, “ ‘Master, who is it?’  Jesus answered, ‘It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.’  So he took it and handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot” (John 13: 25b-26).  Jesus never stops loving his disciples, even his betrayer.  Aware of Judas’ intentions, Jesus still offers him some bread.  Jesus reaches out in loving friendship to him.  He loves Judas with the incredibly generous and unmerited love of God.  Judas rejects the offer.  I want to accept God’s love.  God’s love demands I love others in the same way Jesus loved Judas … no matter what.  I struggle with this.  I want to avoid those who hurt me, not invite them to dinner!  I need God’s grace to love like Jesus.  How does God help you love like Jesus?

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