Jesus, at the last supper, speaking very plainly to his disciples, says: “One of you will betray me” (Matthew 26:21).
There were two reactions from the group.
First, they became agitated and “very sorrowful.”
Then, they wanted a resolution. One by one, they confront the problem: “is it I, Lord?”
What we know as the reader, is that it was Judas. If Judas played either of the two cards above, it was a facade.
The rest, however, were being genuine.
If they were going to do this terrible thing, they assumed it must be some kind of ignorance or foolishness, something they could fix, and so they sought to better understand.
This is telling.
The true believers seeks unity with God. That’s the role of the Spirit in our lives.
Sometimes it’s easy to reflect and wonder, with all this mess in my life, am I really one of his?
The thing to remember, is that those who aren’t his don’t want the answer to that question.
But those who are, for them, for us, that answer only bring peace.