Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Holy Wednesday - Don't Betray anyone!!!!!!!!!!

Betrayal is the order of the day. Today it is like normal and fine to betray someone. So many people get betrayed by their loved and close ones. The ones in whom they placed all their trust and faith. Betrayal is harmful and has negative effect on both. Betrayal can lead to depression also because the person betrayed finds difficult to accept and believe that the one loved did this to him or her. sometime these one are the confidant of us, who live and move with us, who show that they are very much close and friendly but deep down they have a hidden agenda, they can do anything to sell themselves for petty things and a little money and favor.....we know so many good people are betrayed by their spouses and family members....all of them had a wonderful relationship among them but one fine morning they see that the loved ones have walked away....

one middle aged man says to me that his wife of 25 years has betrayed him and gone for another man. He says how is it possible for a woman whom he loved so much. day and night he thought of her....he showered his love on her and finally she solemnly walks away....he prays that no one does like this.....

The betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, one of his chosen Twelve, one who was treated well by Jesus, the one who had everything....and yet he was tempted to betray the savior and redeemer of the world. Judas always did things may be apart from Jesus....he was with Jesus but his heart and mind somewhere else. Thats why it was easy for him to bargain Jesus for a little money. His body was with Jesus but his spirit and morals were already sold to he found easy to betray Jesus. Many in the world do this because they have no spirit and no morals and so it becomes easy to betray the loved and dear ones.  

At a dinner at the home of Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead, Mary “took a pound of costly perfume made from genuine nard and anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance from the perfume. Judas, son of Simon Iscariot -- he disciple who was to betray Jesus -- remarked, ‘This perfume could have been sold for three hundred silver coins, and turned over to the poor.’ Judas indeed had no concern for the poor; he was a thief and as he held the common purse, he used to help himself to the funds. But Jesus spoke up, ‘Leave her alone. Was she not keeping it for my burial? (The poor you always have with you, but you will not always have me.)’” (Jn 12: 3 – 8)

At the arrest of Jesus, in Luke’s account, Jesus asks Judas, “Did you need this kiss to betray the Son of Man?” In Matthew’s account, Jesus tells Judas, “Friend, do what you came for.”

“When Judas, the traitor, realized that Jesus had been condemned, he was filled with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying an innocent man to death.’ ” He felt remorse but did not seek mercy and pardon from Jesus: in despair “he went away and hanged himself.” (Mt 27: 3 – 5)

Judas’ betrayal, despair and suicide are in sharp contrast to Peter’s betrayal of Jesus as he had predicted at the Last Supper, “Truly, I tell you, the cock will not crow before you have denied me three times.” After Peter’s denials, “The Lord turned around and looked at Peter and he remembered the word that the Lord had spoken. . . . Peter went outside, weeping bitterly.” (Lk 22: 61 – 62) 

And after the resurrection, Peter professed his love for the Lord, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” And the Lord gave Peter the charge of his Church, “Feed my sheep. . . Follow me.”

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