Daily Worship

Judas – disappointed, frustrated and angry

Jane Denniston April 15, 2014 0 0

Luke 22: 1-6

Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.

Jesus, I am angry.
It was the perfect opportunity, and you missed it.
The crowd were with you as we got to Jerusalem.
You could have done it.
We would all have been with you; 
the crowd would have been with you too.

But you just had a look around.
Then when you drove all these money changers out of the Temple
I thought this was it!

But then we just went off to Bethany!


I feel let down by you.

You speak of God’s Kingdom, 
but I don’t think I really know what you mean.
It certainly doesn’t seem to mean the same thing for you 
as it does for me.

I know you talk a lot about faith and the future,
but what’s the plan? 
Don’t you realise that we need to DO something?
We need to be in control,
and all you do is talk about faith.
We need to sort things out, 
and all you do is talk about signs and fig trees 
and goodness knows what! 

I am disappointed and frustrated and angry.

Do I need to make something happen,
to spur you into action?
Or have I misunderstood?

Are we simply meant to have faith rather than take control?

But that is too difficult, isn’t it?


By David and Jane Denniston