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Wednesday of Holy Week

I’ve been asked by our Methodist Circuit do produce video reflections for Holy Week.

By recording in chunks and with the help of my beloved I have managed to do so. So sharing them here.

We are walking with Jesus through John’s gospel towards the cross.

How is your walk going? What challenges are living as we are at the moment bringing to your life and faith?

In today’s reading, Jesus knows he will be betrayed. None of the disciples believed it would be them…

No Price

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Matthew 27:3-10

It turns out
thirty pieces of silver
is no price for a life.
Not for his,
and certainly not for mine.

What have I done?
I was trying to help,
move things along.
How wrong could I be?

I have betrayed a man
who never did anything wrong
and now
I can’t take it back,
they won’t let me.

What can I do?
I don’t want this money,
I was a fool,
easily bought,
too quick to go along
with someone else plan.

How can I ever make this right?
How can I atone
for the life I have wasted,
the life I have betrayed,
sold short?
Nothing and no one
can save me.

I have no hope left,
I sold my hope,
my peace,
my opportunity for a new life
and it wasn’t worth it.

When I have no hope left,
no hope in myself
or the world around,
may I remember Lord
that my hope is in you
and you alone
and hold to it.

 

Taken from my book Voices through Holy Week and Easter, available from MoorleysVoicesThroughHolyWeekandEaster-1

Not Me

I wont’t betray you Lord,
not me.

I want what you want,
to go your way,
to do your thing.

I don’t want to force you
into my agenda,
to do things my way,
to run from the true cost,
to sell my soul
and yours.

I would never do that.

Would I?

John 13:21-32 (CEV)

Jesus Tells What Will Happen to Him

21 After Jesus had said these things, he was deeply troubled and told his disciples, “I tell you for certain that one of you will betray me.” 22 They were confused about what he meant. And they just stared at each other.

23 Jesus’ favorite disciple was sitting next to him at the meal, 24 and Simon motioned for that disciple to find out which one Jesus meant. 25 So the disciple leaned toward Jesus and asked, “Lord, which one of us are you talking about?”

26 Jesus answered, “I will dip this piece of bread in the sauce and give it to the one I was talking about.”

Then Jesus dipped the bread and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.27 Right then Satan took control of Judas.

Jesus said, “Judas, go quickly and do what you have to do.” 28 No one at the meal understood what Jesus meant. 29 But because Judas was in charge of the money, some of them thought that Jesus had told him to buy something they needed for the festival. Others thought that Jesus had told him to give some money to the poor. 30 Judas took the piece of bread and went out.

It was already night.

The New Command

31 After Judas had gone, Jesus said:

Now the Son of Man will be given glory, and he will bring glory to God.32 Then, after God is given glory because of him, God will bring glory to him, and God will do it very soon.