21 Mar Matthew 26:20-25

20 Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. 21 As they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.” 22 Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23 And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me. 24 “The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” 25 And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself.”

At the news of a betrayer among them, the disciples began to question which one of them it would be. Judas sat to Jesus’ left, a seat of honor, therefore no one expected he was the one. The one who dipped bread in the same bowl was a sign of friendship. One can only be betrayed by a friend. Jesus knew it would be Judas. How do we treat those who have bad intentions toward us?