two betrayals

There are two betrayals in John 13 - Judas and Peter. In different ways, both Judas and Peter, are probably most well known for their act of betrayal - but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Jesus went further than just offering bread in an act of love to his betrayer. He died for their, and our, betrayal. Judas never received that and killed himself. Peter, though no doubt tormented during the post-cross, pre-resurrection days, received Jesus’ love and forgiveness and was restored and empowered. His denial didn't weigh him down but became a trophy of Go
d’s grace. Jesus love transforms enemies into friends - that’s the gospel.