Tuesday, April 05, 2011
The Son of Man Goeth As It Is Written of Him
The script for the Passion of our Lord was written a thousand years and more earlier. Jesus' betrayal in particular, the subject of today's Gospel, is seen as the carrying out of what was written prior. Specifically, the 41st Psalm contains the script, and though can at first be seen as a reference to Ahithophel who betrayed David, ultimately this is fullfilled in Judas' betrayal. Even wickedness at its worst is made to serve the Gospel, so great is the power of God unto salvation. The sermon.