Wednesday April 5
Lean not on your own understanding
  • Isaiah 50:4-9
  • Psalm 69: 8-10,21-22,31,33-34
  • Matthew 26:14-25

We have performed the acts of Lent – fasting, praying and giving alms. Tomorrow we go for Holy Mass, sit at the table with Jesus, and commune with him. Are we like the apostles? Do we love Jesus deeply? Do we desire to be with him? Or are we like Judas? More interested in a few pieces of silver. Maybe Judas knew that his betrayal will lead to Jesus’ death, but did he know that it would lead to his own death? Has the sacrament of confession become an excuse for us to sin again and again? Are we so accustomed to sin that we justify it, blame it on someone else or think that no one sees or knows? Judas may have had doubts in his heart, he may have not been open to hearing and experiencing what Jesus was trying to teach and it left him susceptible to the temptations of Satan. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we have God’s divine nature and are beloved sons/daughters of God. So even if we do not feel or understand it, let us repent and believe this truth. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to make us truly alive.

Prayer: Abba Father, help me to overcome sin for I am your beloved son/daughter. Amen.

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