Who is Your Judas? Have You been A Judas? – Daily Spiritual Counsel Through This Time of Pandemic – Msgr. John Esseff Podcast

Msgr. Esseff continues to help us journey through Holy Week and in this podcast he asks “Who is your Judas? Have you been a Judas?

Gospel MT 26:14-25

One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,
went to the chief priests and said,
“What are you willing to give me
if I hand him over to you?”
They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
the disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Where do you want us to prepare
for you to eat the Passover?”
He said,
“Go into the city to a certain man and tell him,
‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near;
in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”‘“
The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered,
and prepared the Passover.

When it was evening,
he reclined at table with the Twelve.
And while they were eating, he said,
“Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”
Deeply distressed at this,
they began to say to him one after another,
“Surely it is not I, Lord?”
He said in reply,
“He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me
is the one who will betray me.
The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him,
but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed.
It would be better for that man if he had never been born.”
Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply,
“Surely it is not I, Rabbi?”
He answered, “You have said so.”

Used with permission. Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

1 thought on “Who is Your Judas? Have You been A Judas? – Daily Spiritual Counsel Through This Time of Pandemic – Msgr. John Esseff Podcast”

  1. Beautiful, thoughtful poetic podcast. May our God Lord Bless and keep us all. Peace, peace, peace. I love Christ’s words to Sister Josefa-“Believe in my love and My mercy. You have sinned against me, I forgive you, you have persecuted me, I love you. You have a wounded Me by both word and deed still I wish to do you good and to let you share all my treasures. Do not imagine that I am ignorant of your state of soul. I know that you have despised My grace , perhaps even profaned my sacraments yet you have My full pardon”. Takes great courage to Repent repent Let us keep praying for our brothers and sisters that they too will find Christ’s love and forgiveness !


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