Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spy Wednesday

Judas receiving payment for betraying Jesus - by Giotto
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"Judas is neither a master of evil nor the figure of a demoniacal power of darkness but rather a sycophant who bows down before the anonymous power of changing moods and current fashion. But it is precisely this anonymous power that crucified Jesus, for it was anonymous voices that cried, 'Away with him! Crucify him!'"

- Pope Benedict XVI

April 20, 2011 Magnficat

I forgot to post an explanation of Spy Wednesday. Here it is

4 comments:

Alexandra said...

I was just reading a refection about this, and they mentioned that Judas could have turned toward Jesus and been forgiven! Instead he chose darkness. Peter also betrayed Jesus, but he turned to Him in hope and faith. Judas lost hope, the hope that Jesus offers.

Mimi said...

In Orthodoxy we contrast the woman who annointed Christ with the betrayal of Judas, but I've only heard "Spy Wednesday" in a Catholic Context.

Interesting.

A blessed Holy Wednesday to you.

Esther G. said...

Alexandra, how true. One priest said he could have been one of our greatest saints.

Mimi, I love when you share the orthodox traditions. I learn so much from you. God bless,

Mimi said...

Thank you, dear Esther.

I agree with Alexandra, the thing that condemns Judas is his lack of repentance. How sobering to contemplate.