When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4 and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 5 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people”…
14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
The nearer we get to the events of Easter weekend, the clearer two distinct paths become. One path is Jesus’ path of compassion and self-giving driven by the desire to put right that which is broken. The other is the angry response to what Jesus is doing because it disrupts and demands change and new priorities. These two paths are on a collision course.
Father, I want to be on the right path, if I’m honest though, sometimes it is easier not to change and simply settle with how things are. Spirit, nudge me if I get to comfortable and begin to stray from one track to another.