by Clint Schnekloth
Gospel Reading: John 13:31-35
For Sunday, April 28, 2013: Year B—Easter 5
John chapter 13 begins with Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. It then includes that terrible, bone-chilling, moment when Jesus is indicating who will betray him even while he serves him. The disciples don’t get his drift—but the reader does, and we watch Judas sent out to do his dirty deed, done dirt cheap, while we remain (in terms of the text and narrative structure) with Jesus and the faithful disciples.
Then we hear this next word, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.” What does this mean? How can this possibly be the moment of glorification? [Read more...]