READ JOHN 13:21-38
21-30) The time has come for the last supper with the disciples. He has washed their feet, is now sending Judas on his way to do his evil deed, and has come to the greatest work for which Jesus has been called to do. Judas is here signaled out as the betrayer by our Lord, yet the disciples seem ignorant of what was happening. It isn't until the crucifixion that the full realization of Judas' act penetrates their minds.
31-38) In His death the Father will be glorified (v31). In the resurrection and exaltation the Father will glorify Christ and make valid all His claims. In verse 33Jesus addresses the disciples as little children, not to belittle them, but to show the intimate kindness and love that He has for them. How do we continue to show that love now? Verse 35, by loving one another! Our mutual love would be the strongest possible argument for the Christian faith.
FATHER, HELP US TO LOVE WHEN IT IS HARD TO LOVE. LOVE THROUGH US. AMEN