March 30, 2010
I will give my life for you.
Holy Tuesday. When we listen to the Gospel, we cannot comprehend. It just blows one’s mind. How could Judas betray Jesus?
And the second character: Peter – the bedrock of the church, the foundation – in a moment he will deny whatever he is saying right now. And he says to Jesus: I will give my life for you. He is a grown man, established by Jesus as a leader in the community of apostles. How can he say that, and in a moment he will deny Him, he will say: I don’t know this Man. He will repeat this sentence three times.
We are horrified by these people – by Judas, by Peter, and by ourselves.