Day Thirty Seven, Wednesday in Holy Week

Kneeler 143

John 13

After saying this, Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, "Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me."

22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking,

23 One of his disciples — the one whom Jesus loved — was reclining next to him;

24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking.

25 So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"

26 Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot.

27 After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "Do quickly what you are going to do."

from: 2004 Good Friday reflections:

Jesus dips a morsel of bread,

and as we take it, we know

that Jesus was to do something human

something totally human

Jesus also faced the night, the oblivion, the abyss....

As Jesus faces the cross

he dips the morsel of bread…

and all our humanity,

all our aching for perfection,

all our striving for completion

is crucified.

and God, … and Jesus

dips a morsel of bread

And it is night.
(Linda Anchell)

St Philip's Anglican Church,
cnr Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602.