Meditation for Wednesday of Holy Week


First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34
Gospel: Matthew 26:14-25

I cannot come up with a better meditation on today’s readings than that which I read in this Easter season’s issue (Vol.8, No. 2 / Holy Week 2006) of Magnificat magazine.  That said, I give you the words of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI:

"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!’"

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