The Embarrassing Easter Story

You know about the last supper. But there is another story of Jesus's last night that we don't recall so easily. It is an embarrassing story about what our hearts are really like. Just after the Lord's Supper and just before Jesus goes to the garden to pray, there arose an ugly dispute between the disciples. I would like to say that if I had been there I would not have engaged in this display of pride. But I cannot. I, too, would have joined in the moment.

The story is found in Luke 22:24-27.

The disciples were trying to figure out who among them might betray Jesus, since he had just predicted that one of them would. Instead of standing with Christ or seeking God in prayer that the betrayer would repent, the disciples began to argue among themselves about who of them was the greatest!

Perhaps the dispute went something like this:

"Surely, I would not betray our Lord. I would never to do such a thing."

Then another one replies, "Well, surely I care than you do. I am not a betrayer of our Lord. Everyone knows of my loyalty."

And yet another, "I have proven over and over that I am the most loyal amongst all of us."

And so the ugly, pride-filled debate grew.

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