Holy Week: Judas with the bag…

Reforming the Line

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-Holy Wednesday-

Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.  Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.  (Luke 22: 1-6)

In the story of Judas betraying Jesus, we sometimes focus so much on the betrayer that we lose sight of the betrayal.  And by focusing on the betrayer instead of the betrayal, we separate him from us and elevate him over whom he betrays as Chesterton points out below.  We are…

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