The Gospel Today
Tuesday of Holy Week
Jn 13: 21-33; 36-38
Reflection (Sem. Marlon S. Landicho)
Betrayal is one of the worse experiences that a person can have. It will not only hurt the person but will also ruin the relationship. It is like being stabbed behind your back. This is what happened in our gospel today. The sad part though is Jesus knew that Judas will betray Him. He knew of his plans and He kept silent. He allowed Judas to go on with what’s on his mind. Jesus even offered a change of heart through the offering of the morsel which can symbolize the friendship that Jesus continues to offer to Judas despite everything that is going to happen.
In our daily life, how do we betray Jesus? We may not be aware of it but our little action can already cause betrayal. We are not putting our loyalty to God and to Jesus by these little sins that we commit. We might have forgotten to go to mass on Sundays because of the many distractions that we have nowadays or might have forgotten to say a prayer for those people whom we promised to pray for or the little promises that we failed to keep. Despite the many blessings that Jesus granted, we often see ourselves doing things that are not pleasing to God. We continue to commit sin. We have seen many miracles of Christ working in our lives yet we failed to see them every time we fall out of grace.
Now that we are commemorating the Holy Week, let us continue to renew our Spiritual friendship with God. Let us renew our loyalty to Him through the sacrament of Reconciliation so that we maybe able to share Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. This is also an invitation for us to stop for a while and look at how Christ touched our lives. How He is loyal to us even if we choose to shy away from Him. Let us continue to accept Christ’s invitation of friendship. Let us not be like Judas who chose the other path. It is never too late. REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL.