Denying and Betraying Jesus

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April 19, 2011 by bobet888

Will you lay down your life for me?

John 13:21-33, 36-38

April 19, 2011 Bible Reading and Gospel

Oftentimes we, too, are caught in denial of the Lord. For example, how often have we listened to gossip and not walked away, or willingly participated? How often have we had a chance to defend the teachings of the Church or the good act of someone and chosen to be quiet or not take action? This is a denial that we are followers of the Lord, or even Christians for that matter.

Or perhaps when life seems so hard, we despair and doubt the goodness of the Lord. How many times have we betrayed the Lord through ill-treatment of another or have shown disrespect to family members? In this Gospel, we learn how easy we can turn away from the Lord, even if we boast that we will follow the Lord come what may.

Lord, I repent of the ways I have denied Your existence in my life or even for the times I have betrayed You, through careless acts and words. Forgive me as I trust in Your loving mercy. Amen.

– Fr. Brian Steele, MGL
source: Kerygma Family


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