Lord, is it I?
As Jesus presided at the Passover meal with his disciples—and instituted the Lord’s Supper—he said something that devastated them: “One of you will betray me.”
Their reaction causes my admiration for them to soar, for instead of pointing fingers, they looked inward: “Each of them began to say to Him, ‘Lord, is it I?’” (Mt 26:22).
In a way, his answer to each was “Yes,” for before the night was over, they all fled and left him alone (Mt 26:56).
The Lord’s Supper is a time for remembrance—also a time for self-examination. Jesus challenged twelve men at his table to examine their commitment to him.
He challenges us to do the same. Pray with me: “Lord, increase my faith and deepen my commitment. Let nothing distance me from You.”
Judging others requires no courage,
but self-examination does.