[The Glory Unveiled]
Jesus replied, “Friend, do what you came for.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. ( Matthew 26:50 )
“Friend” as used in this scripture refers to Judas Iscarriot. Now, Judas had just betrayed Jesus when that statement was made and in the heat of the betrayal, Jesus calls him “friend”. The words we articulate at any point in time reveals the state and attitude of our heart. How could anyone call someone who had betrayed him/her to be killed, friend? The way Jesus called Judas opens our heart to the depth of Christ’s love and the unconditionally nature of it. And more than that, for Christ to be able to mirror out that love in spite of having a will separate from that of the Father—while He walked the earth—meant that Christ was Love itself. He wasn’t acting in love but lived love. We are admonished through the grace of His calling to live His example to a dark world. Our present world wallows in darkness and wickedness but with Christ in our hearts through fellowship with His Spirit, we can light our world with love; the God kind of love that the world knows not. Let the world see, hear and experience Christ through you.
Prayer_Bead: My Father in Heaven, express your life and love to the world through me. Let the world see Christ through my words and actions.
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