- But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him (John 13:28).
Jesus giving Judas a piece of bread would have normally been an act of honor, but on the heels of His statement that one would betray and His indication (at least to John) that He would give the “one” a piece of bread, the moment is more puzzling. When He told Judas to act quickly, no one understood what He meant. Curious that a moment so clear to us is so unclear to them. But that’s the way our lives work as well. In the moment, we often cannot understand Jesus words to us because we have not seen them unfold before us. We remain in a bit of a fog that will always require faith. We simply have to stay close to Jesus, holding His hand, because we cannot fully grasp the critical moments occurring all around us.