Jesus knew he was going to be betrayed. He waited for it to happen. To Peter he offerred forgiveness, but Judas, who was filled with remorse for his sorrowful actions, took his own life. No matter what he have done, Jesus offers us all his love, mercy and forgiveness and the chance to start afresh. Today, let us remember those who are overcome with guilt and anxiety and who are afraid to talk about whatever is troubling them. Let us remember families split by argument or past actions, and for friends hurt by the acitons of other friends.
Lord Jesus, help us all to overcome our fears. May we find the strength to say sorry or indeed to offer the hand of friendship, of love and of forgiveness.