HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK YEAR B
HOMILY THEME: THE KISS OF BETRAYAL
BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Wednesday of Holy Week
In the day’s Gospel Jesus is betrayed by one of His apostles, Judas Iscariot. The hunt for Jesus became intensed. Judas saw the opportunity to gain some silvers. His greed had become too much that he was not anymore content with stealing from the coffers of the group. Now, Judas is selling the Master!
Later in the Gospel, Judas even got the nerve to even ask the Lord who will betray Him. The fact that Jesus knew about his plans did not stop Judas from proceeding to his plans. He was already at the height of his evil ways. Everything that he had heard Jesus heard and seen Jesus did all went down the drain.
The Judas situation is not uncommon. Many Christians today profess to believe in The Lord. Yet, the same believers had betrayed the Lord one time or the other. For how much? Their present need takes priority over their relationship with the Lord. And, at times, even to exchange that relationship for power, riches, fame or immoral relationships.
Judas, later realizing his grave sin, hanged himself in guilt and remorse. But even at that moment, he failed to see and feel the love Jesus was preaching. All along, Jesus had taught forgiveness. Judas thought it was not for him and his sins are bigger. He was wrong. Peter, on the other hand, knew. Peter did not hang himself. He humbled himself and availed of Jesus’ mercy and love.
There was hope for Judas. There is hope to all of us betrayers of the Lord. Jesus died for us, sinners or saint. Let us not waste it.
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