Wednesday 16th April – Wednesday of Holy Week
Reflection: Matthew 26: 14-25
SURELY, NOT I RABBI?
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord imputes no guilt. For, where it not for the grace and mercy of God, where would we have been? Lord Jesus, thank you for your merciful love. For from my heart of hearts, I know I can never ask that same question the holy Apostles asked you; because, often than not, I am guilty of betraying you.
Today, we celebrate the God who does not condemn, but the God who redeems. The God who strengthens us in the face of trials, and who will never leave sinners without drawing them to repentance (except those who choose to be lost).
Today, try to look into the heart of Jesus, His agony and anguish at knowing that one of His very own; one with whom He had eaten, drunk, walked, rubbed minds with and in fact lived the most eventful part of His earthly life with was going to betray Him to death. Yet, you and I are little Judas of some sort when we betray in different ways, even in very little things. Jesus, have mercy on me!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, amidst the trials and temptation, the falls and the risings, may my faith and hope in your saving power never fail me. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 213 – God alone IS
The revelation of the ineffable name “I Am who Am” contains then the truth that God alone IS. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures and following it the Church’s tradition understood the divine name in this sense: God is the fullness of Being and of every perfection, without origin and without end. All creatures receive all that they are and have from Him, but He alone is His very being and He is Himself everything that He is
HIDE A TREASURE: “If thou, O Lord should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared” Psalm 130: 3-4 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Isaiah 50: 4-9; Psalm 68: 8-10, 21-22, 31-34; Matthew 26: 14-25