Studying for tomorrow's message on the Last Supper:
"There is irony in the betrayal's sacred setting: a meal commemorating deliverance is also a meal that points to a sacred death. The moment is emotional on several levels: Jesus is about to be given over to the nation, and the disciples celebrate the nation's freeing by God. The irony and the mystery could not be greater."
-Darrell Bock, Luke in the BECNT series, pg. 1709.