Yesterday we read the above reading and it detailed the act of betrayal by Judas and the the prediction of denial of Peter.
It is important to remember before we point to blame at Judas and Peter and swear how we would never do such a thing that we have already been complicit in the act of betrayal and denial of Christ.
We are all guilty. None of us can stand innocent before the Cross of Christ. All of us stand silent before crucified love.
As we ponder the act of betrayal and the reality of denial I direct your attention to the last words of Christ on the Cross: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."
Think about those words for a moment, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."
It is good to remember that forgiveness is not limited to sins that we know.
Think about that one more time: it is good to remember that forgiveness is not limited to sins that we know.
Father forgive them for they know not what we do.