“In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you. But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me!
“So they began to argue among themselves which of them it could be who was going to do this thing. Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.”
Luke 22:20-21, 23-24 HCSB
Only two people at the table understood it was Jesus’ last meal before he would be tried and found guilty in a court of public opinion. Here Christ has just divulged the betrayal by one of their own sitting at the table, but instead of listening further to Jesus’ message His closest friends chose to argue about which one of them was the greatest!…just like our families!
As we reflect on Christmas get togethers we may be tempted to fall into the trap of comparing our holiday experience to our friends’ photos. Pictures on cards and social media don’t show snide remarks, political tit-for-tats, or awkward relationships. Jesus knows firsthand how unwieldy mealtime gatherings can be. Cherish the wonderful moments; find the grace to laugh about or let go of the rest. Celebrate the Light!🚦