ONE FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Jenny Hawke
Jesus is arrested Mark 14: 43-46
While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. His betrayer had arranged a signal with them, saying, “the man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him and lead him away securely.” He came and immediately went over to him and said, “Rabbi.” And he kissed him. At this they laid hands on him and arrested him.
This may not be the scene you expected for betrayal but I felt very much that the betrayal of Jesus by Judas began before the scene in the garden. It began with his doubts, and when Jesus gave him the bread, decision became action. When their fingers touched, the darkness gained power and what followed was inevitable.