Betrayals and Redemption

Betrayal by a loved one can be very painful and can destroy or break down a person. on the other hand, such betrayal can also serve to make a person better and stronger. “What does not destroy me makes me stronger.” a philosopher once said.

I have a friend who loved someone who loved him with her guts. She was a very brave and courageous woman. Her life story has been one of struggle and rising out of want and deprivation. She saw most everyone as a threat or a danger. She relied on her guts and instincts to get her through challenges and difficulties. She was nice and pleasant to be with. And she may take an instant liking of you depending on what her guts or instincts tell her. The opposite can be true. She can have an instant dislike of some one and she can be very mean. In the end, she told my friend, “You are too good for me.” and left him.

Then he met a someone who loved him with her head. She was smart and articulate. She approached life in a very rational and systematic way. She wanted everything laid out clear and planned out. She wanted an answer for all her questions, a reason for all her actions and a return for all her efforts. She was also nice and pleasant to be with. But in the end, she said, “I am too good for you.” and left him.

I am praying for my friend to find someone who will love him with her heart. She will love him spontaneously seemingly without reason but she is one who will hear the song my friend is singing in his heart and sing along with him, who will feel the boundless energy of love within him and run alongside with him, who will see the dreams they can weave together and walk through life with him. She seeks no reason to spend her life with him except that he has offered his hand for her to hold and says, “We are good and truly meant for each other.”

Lord, in your great love, answer me.
~ Psalm 69

One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,
went to the chief priests and said,
“What are you willing to give me
if I hand him over to you?”
They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.
Matthew 26:14-25

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