Wednesday, April 04, 2007

OOOPS - Forgot Spy Wednesday!

Earlier this week, in regaling you dear reader with the highlights of Holy Week, I had forgotten today: Spy Wednesday. This is the day that Judas sells out Jesus and his ministry for 30 pieces of silver.
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him (Mt 26:14-16).

Can you imagine, selling out the Lord for 50 pieces of silver? Or 100 pieces of silver? Or even 1000 pieces of silver?

Thanks to a suggestion from Jenn at Family in Feast and Feria, we'll be adding silver-dollar-sized wheat pancakes to our dinner tonight (which should improve dinner substantially as we're just having left-overs in order to clean out the 'frig before Triduum!). We'll use yogurt and raspberry jam to signify Jesus purity and the silver "blood money" and omit the blueberries and sunflower seeds!

UPDATED to add this meditation from the Holy Week issue of Magnificat:
Judas is neither a master of evil nor the figure of a demoniacal power of
darkeness, 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!"
Pope Benedict XVI

This is so ME! It's often so much easier to bow to what others want or are doing rather than say, "no, this is against my religion or my morals" -- I'm getting better but it's a long, slow rise up from the desert of the secular world!

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