11/04/2017 10:34 am
I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.
Ps 70:1-6.15. 17 r. 15
My lips will tell of your help.
Hail to you, our King! Obedient to the Father, you were led to your crucifixion as a meek lamb is led to the slaughter.
John 13:21-33, 36-38
Having said this, Jesus was deeply disturbed and declared, 'In all truth I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.'
The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he meant.
The disciple Jesus loved was reclining next to Jesus; Simon Peter signed to him and said, 'Ask who it is he means,' so leaning back close to Jesus' chest he said, 'Who is it, Lord?'
Jesus answered, 'It is the one to whom I give the piece of bread that I dip in the dish.' And when he had dipped the piece of bread he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot.
At that instant, after Judas had taken the bread, Satan entered him. Jesus then said, 'What you are going to do, do quickly.'
None of the others at table understood why he said this.
Since Judas had charge of the common fund, some of them thought Jesus was telling him, 'Buy what we need for the festival,' or telling him to give something to the poor.
As soon as Judas had taken the piece of bread he went out. It was night.
When he had gone, Jesus said: Now has the Son of man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified.
If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon.
Little children, I shall be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and, as I told the Jews, where I am going, you cannot come.
Simon Peter said, 'Lord, where are you going?' Jesus replied, 'Now you cannot follow me where I am going, but later you shall follow me.'
Peter said to him, 'Why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.'
'Lay down your life for me?' answered Jesus. 'In all truth I tell you, before the cock crows you will have disowned me three times.'
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