21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. – John 13:21-22
It still is striking to me (and maybe I have mentioned it before in a devotional), that when Jesus told the disciples that one of them would betray them; their instant reaction was puzzlement. They didn’t all automatically look at Judas and say, “we all knew he was crooked.” They didn’t even get it when Judas was the one Jesus indicated with the sign and then he left. It wasn’t perfectly obvious that Judas was going to betray Jesus. The fact that one who walked so closely with Jesus for so long could betray Him should certainly give us a moment or two of sober reflection. Loving Jesus isn’t just about hanging around Him. As he would tell the rest of the disciples a little while later that evening. Loving Him is about hearing His words and keeping them (i.e. doing them).