“Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48)
It’s sad how often I come to Jesus with ulterior motives. And it’s comical to think that somehow, I’ve convinced myself that he doesn’t see right through it. And yet, like Judas, he loves me anyway. Amazing Love! How can it be?
Lord Jesus, you kiss us with the kiss of divine affection, and yet we kiss you with a kiss of betrayal or manipulation or demand. Forgive us. Help us to give you the love and adoration you deserve, this day and every day. Amen.