When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve.
And while they were eating, he said,
“Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”
~ Matthew 26:20-21
There is so much betrayal in the world today. I think of the bombings in Brussels and I can feel there have been betrayals in some backrooms to enable the perpetrators to pull that off. At the very least, the act of terrorism is a betrayal of the ingrained belief in every human being that life is most precious.
It is the election season both in the US and the Philippines. With all the mud-slinging goin on, I am certain that there have been betrayals on many wheeling and dealing among politicians and power brokers.
In the face of all the hunger and deprivation in the world, existing alongside plenty and abundance in some places; I can imagine how the poor and deprived have been betrayed over and over again.
Sometimes, the betrayals can be avoided. There are times the effects of betrayals can be mitigated and remedied. But there are time, we just have to face up to and bear up with the consequences of the betrayal. Christ did. He died on the cross for it.
Yet, in the face of all the betrayals, can I still believe in the Resurrection? Do I truly see the possibility, even the inevitability of Easter?