WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
Christine Saah C ‘14
“What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” Matthew 26: 15
Jesus knew that Judas was going to betray him. We might not understand how someone so close to the Messiah could do such a thing, but then we take a closer look at our own lives and see that we betray Christ on a regular basis. It isn’t to the extreme of Judas, but every sin we commit is a form of betraying Christ. The tragic choice of Judas is a cau-tion for us because it reminds us of the blindness of sin and how it could lead us to deny the very One who came to save us from our sins.
And yet, despite the betrayal, and even through it, Christ offered Himself to the Father for our salvation. We are not called to live a life of sin, we are called to a life of conversion. When we fall short, we are able to receive the sacrament of reconciliation to avail ourselves of His mercy so we might remain in Christ. He knows we stray from his help, but his help is always there when we ask for it!
Dear Lord, we rejoice in your death and resurrection. It saddens us that you had to suffer, but we remember that you suffered out of love for us and that we might have eternal life. Please give us the grace to turn to you, our help. Amen.
Is 50: 4-9a, Ps 69: 8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34, Mt 26: 14-25