Summary: A new look into the phrase "Is it I Lord?"
Jesus sat down at what the early church dubbed the Last Supper, for somereason they all sat on the same side of the table staring towards us the audiance as if we began to watch them. However Leonardo Davinci might have just painted under hope not as an observer.
The traditional passover supper was quiet today, the goblets clang, the crisp matzo break broke.
In this moment the hearts of the men around the table grew tired. Jesus spoke, "one of you are going to betray me."
This is a weird way to break the tension. He detailed his statement and gave everything but the name of the person who would betray him. We...They knew who it was.
A grumbling around the table broke out, "Is it I Lord?" began to ring out about the men.
The Greek for the phrase "is it I" is the greek word "ego." I am always fond of a good pun and this is great, but it gives us deeper insight into what ego and spirituality have in common.
The ego is selfish, it is self centered, they were focused on whether or not they were capable of doing such a thing, rather than what God could do through them.
"An action void of God is ego, an intention without Christ is ego."
Rather than give the culprit up, I believe Jesus wanted to probe the hearts of these dedicated men.
So I ask you what if Jesus asked your church if one would betray him today. Would your mind race. If so your closer to grace, every decision should be christ-centered.