John 13: 21-33, 36-38

The Gospel today finds a couple of people compelled, moved, forced to act.  First, Judas is compelled (for reasons we may never understand) to betray Christ, his Lord and Friend.  Peter is compelled to tell Christ that he will never betray Him (and we know how that ends).  Most importantly, and central to this Holy Week, is that Christ is compelled to carry out His mission - the mission of His Father:  Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

What are you compelled to do?  What is driving you in your life?  Is it money?  Is it fear?  Is it love? 

Maybe there is some "unfinished business" you can take care of today.  It might be a small task, like getting that desk cleaned off or a closet restored to tidiness.  Maybe there's a relationship that needs some mending, and you've been putting it off.  Perhaps you need to change directions in a project, or in your life.  Whatever it is, take your cue from Christ and compel yourself forward:  forward in love and mission.

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