Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Every sin is a betrayal of trust and friendship.

“What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver,  and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over." (Matthew 26: 15 - 16).

Wednesday 8th April 2020, Wednesday of Holy Week.

Our key Scripture for today deals with the tough and ugly truth of betrayal. Every sin is a betrayal. Every betrayal is a sin against trust and friendship. He who says: "I have no sin is a liar."
For Judas, his price for betraying Jesus is thirty pieces of silver. What is your price for betraying Jesus? For working on Sunday? For that cruise holiday? That plumb job? That weekend at Las Vegas? Every sin has its price. In marketing, we say: "Put the right incentive on the promotion and the fish will bite the bait." So be humble my friend.

In God's most loving and merciful Providence, our Savior has given us two great Sacraments to deal with our sins:

#1 Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Medicine for the Journey. We journey to our permanent home through vast and dangerous forests. Snake bites, serious bruises from falls are the norm. Neglect the Sacrament of Reconciliation to your peril.

#2 The Eucharist:
Eucharist (Bread of life  and Food for the Journey). When you are on a long journey, you do well to pack adequate nutritious food.

The saints, our brethren who preceded us in this Journey of Faith know the value of these two Sacraments and they urge us to use them frequently.

Peter and Judas betrayed Jesus. Peter used the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist to regain the lost ground. Judas chose suicide because of pride. We have few days to the Most Solemn Feast of Easter. Let nothing keep you from full participation in the Solemnity.

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