March 27, 2024, Wednesday of the Holy Week, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary,

As we read today in the Gospel (Mt 26:14-25), during the Last Supper, Christ confirmed Judas Iscariot as His betrayer:

“Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”

“Woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born.”

Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply,

“Surely it is not I, Rabbi?”

He answered, “You have said so.”

Judas Iscariot expresses the mystery of iniquity or mysterium iniquitatis. The betrayer apostle had spent years in intimacy with Jesus, enjoyed His grace and merciful love, and noticed Jesus was the Son of God. And yet he turned the Messiah over to his enemies.

Theologians say that this anomalous tendency of human beings to evil sin has no rational ground for it. Bishop Barron states, “Those of us who regularly gather around the table of intimacy with Christ and yet engage consistently in the works of darkness are meant to see ourselves in the betrayer.”

Today, Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally known as Spy Wednesday, to commemorate the treachery of Judas, who made a bargain with the high priest to betray Jesus for 30 silver pieces.

This ends the official Lenten period; tomorrow we enter into the Holy Triduum, the three great liturgical days: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

+ Mikel Amigot |, New York