He’s the One. Seize Him!
In this time of Passover, Jesus has been with his disciples and with God. Things are coming that the disciples can’t yet conceive. Mt wants to help us see reality through the fog of false understanding. Jesus gave his disciples a meal to help them look back on the astonishing events. Among the olive trees he grieved and prayed before the need to drink “the cup”– God’s wrath at sin’s enslavement when humans push God out and live in God’s absence. Now there is misunderstanding and irony at every turn. Who is Jesus? What is happening? On one level it’s just an arrest leading to a Roman cross. We know there’s more. But what?