“Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me. . . .the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.” John 13:21, 38

Even Jesus did not escape the effects of human dysfunction. The gospels leading up to Good Friday show how weak his friends really were.  Despite seeing him work miracles and hearing his charismatic teaching every day,  they fell easily into temptation. Before we feel superior,  ask yourself what you might have done in the same circumstance. Let us acknowledge that Judas and Peter dwell within us all.