Today the Church commemorates the Feast of St. Matthias. He was the man chosen to replace the traitorous Judas. In his homily this morning Father Paul said that he did not want to take away any honor due to St. Matthias today. But if Judas had just believed in God's Mercy (His Divine Mercy), we would have been commemorating "St. Judas" and not St. Mattias.
He was reminded of the following poem:
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been!'"