Tracing Holy Week: Wednesday Plotting

Here are the Bible passages for this moment in history: Luke 21.37-38; and then Mark 14.1-2; Matthew 26.3-5; Luke 22.1-2; and then Luke 22.3-6; Matthew 26.14-16; Mark 14.10-11. You can read all of the Holy Week portions of the Bible in this document, Tracing Holy Week Through Scripture. Wednesday came and went with little activity, certainly as revealed in the Bible. Jesus taught His disciples. They ate together. And there were discussions on the walk to and from Jerusalem. The slowness of action may have allowed one of the disciples to effortlessly slip away to pursue a private matter.  Life is very busy, but not exclusively so. Every life allows some time for a modicum of quiet and undisturbed peace. A 50-hour work week still leaves a little time for a little quietness. This is no less true for a 60-hour week, even if harder to recognize. A small apartment full of energetic children still contains a moment or two for respite, even if just a blink. No single day is composed of 75% frantic busyness and 25% blanketed sleep. This math doesn’t work. There are moments in between. The drive home. The walk from the door to the mailbox. Indeed each of the miniscule tasks of getting dressed and brushing teeth and microwaving cold coffee all have small, microscopic moments in between. An autopilot life never occupies every single second.  And in one of those moments, Judas Iscariot, a trusted disciple, one who was there from the beginning, an equal among equals, a witness among witnesses, the carrier of the cashbox, slips away.
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John F. Jones

King's Cross Senior Pastor