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By Gayle Somers, Catholic Exchange, May 13, 2022

Gayle Somers is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Phoenix and has been writing and leading parish Bible studies since 1996. …

Gospel (Read Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35)

St. John tells us that after Satan had entered Judas, driving him out into the night to report to Jesus’ enemies (see Jn 13:21-30), the Lord began to speak in an unexpected and baffling way: “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him.” We know that Judas’ betrayal led to Christ’s Passion – violent brutality, suffering, and a shameful public death. How could all that be described by Jesus as a glorification of both Him and His Father?

The answer is anticipated in what Jesus says next: “I give you a new commandment…

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