Jesus informs the disciples that he will be betrayed, killed, and raised again. We know that Judas was the one that betrayed Jesus, but do we remember Judas as being a great disciple? We most certainly don't. He was not a servant. He looked out for his own interests first, and he betrayed his own friend--Jesus Christ.
Obviously, betraying a friend does not make one great. If you have ever been betrayed by a friend, then you know some of the pain that Jesus felt. Betrayal can be as simple as making a negative comment about someone or as great as cheating on our spouse or selling secret information from the company we work for.
Being a truly great person involves honoring one another and honoring God.
The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.
Dear Lord, Please help us to be a great person and true friend to those that we have come into contact with and those you have given us to serve. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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