Wednesday of Holy WeekMatthew 26:14-25
In today’s gospel, we look at the person of Judas Iscariot. It begins with his discussion with the chief priests about the price Judas can get for the betrayal of Jesus. This runs along the theme presented in John’s gospel that Judas is a thief. Money was of great importance to him. After his decision to hand Jesus over, he is watching for the best opportunity to do that.
We move to the scene at the Last Supper. Jesus reveals that one of His own will betray Him. There is a brisk flurry of discussion that culminates in the identification of Judas to both Peter and John. Judas denies his culpability in front of all. Jesus does not call him out on his denial. He simply says, “YOU have said so.” Then he is dismissed by the Lord.
We should learn from this. Look at yourself. Do you possess any of the qualities of Judas? Can you repent and pray for help to change. Our thinking patterns need changed oftentimes. And that can be an arduous task. But always remember, “Nothing is impossible for God.”