A kiss between playmates in a camp for Syrian refugees, the beauty of innocent and unguarded affection. To love in this way requires our own vulnerability and openness, and that we honour another’s trust in us.
Jesus knew that Judas planned to betray him, but didn’t go on the offensive in a bid to stop him, instead he remained open, vulnerable.
How do we respond when those we love let us down, hurt us or betray us? How do we treat those who are vulnerable to us?
Countless refugees who have left their homes in the hope of finding shelter have been betrayed every step of the way, by governments, by traffickers, even, in some cases, by their own communities and families. Many have put themselves at our mercy. How will we respond?
Would you betray the son of man with a kiss?